Craspedophorus sublaevis, copyright Peter Geissler.

Belongs within: Panagaeitae.

Craspedophorus is a genus of ground beetles widespread in the Palaeotropics, species of which have a distinctive colour pattern of four bright spots on the elytra and are often flightless.

Craspedophorus Hope 1838 [incl. Epicosmus Chaudoir 1846, Eudema Castelnau 1840, Isotarsus LaFerté-Sénectère 1851] LM87
    |--*C. reflexus (Fabricius 1781) [=Carabus reflexus] LM87
    |--C. alternans (Castelnau 1867) [=Eudema alternans] LM87
    |--C. angulatus (Fabricius 1781) B14
    |--C. angusticeps Sloane 1923 LM87
    |--C. australasiae (Chaudoir 1850) [=Epicosmus australasiae; incl. E. froggatti Sloane 1903 LM87
    |--C. australis (Dejean 1831) [=Panagaeus australis; incl. Epicosmus mastersi Sloane 1903] LM87
    |--C. banksi Sloane 1923 LM87
    |--C. clasispila B55
    |--C. comptus (LaFerté-Sénectère 1851) [=Isotarsus comptus; incl. Epicosmus corpulentus Chaudoir 1879] LM87
    |--C. elongatus (Castelnau 1867) [=Eudema elongata] LM87
    |--‘Epicosmus’ feae Bates 1889 B89
    |--C. hexagonus B14
    |--C. impictus B55
    |--C. insignis (Schaum 1853) [=Isotarsus insignis; incl. C. convexus Macleay 1864] LM87
    |--C. longicollis (Chaudoir 1879) [=Epicosmus longicollis] LM87
    |--C. macleayi (Sloane 1903) [=Epicosmus macleayi, E. nobile Macleay 1888 non Dejean 1826] LM87
    |--C. ornatus B55
    |--C. parvulus (Macleay 1888) [=Eudema parvulum] LM87
    |--C. pubiger B14
    |--‘Panageus’ regalis Gory 1833 [=*Eudema regale, *Isotarsus regalis] LM87
    |--C. rikatlensis B55
    |--C. rockhamptonensis (Castelnau 1867) [=Eudema rockhamptonensis; incl. Epicosmus obesulus Sloane 1903] LM87
    |--C. rufipalpis OM08
    |--C. sublaevis B14
    |--‘Panageus’ tormentosus Vigors 1825 [=*Epicosmus tormentosus] LM87
    `--‘Epicosmus’ transversalis B89

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B55] Basilewsky, P. 1955. Carabidae (Coleoptera) de l’Angola (première partie). Diamang Publicações Culturais 27: 91–137.

[B89] Bates, H. W. 1889. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmani e regioni vicine. XVI.—On some Carabidae from Burma collected by Mr. L. Fea. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 100-111.

[B14] Bouchard, P. (ed.) 2014. The Book of Beetles: A lifesize guide to six hundred of nature's gems. Ivy Press: Lewes (United Kingdom).

[LM87] Lawrence, J. F., B. P. Moore, J. E. Pyke & T. A. Weir. 1987. Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 4. Coleoptera: Archostemata, Myxophaga and Adephaga. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.

[OM08] Ober, K. A., & D. R. Maddison. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of tribes within Harpalinae (Coleoptera: Carabidae) as inferred from 28S ribosomal DNA and the wingless gene. Journal of Insect Science 8: 63.

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