Tachys scutellaris, copyright Udo Schmidt.

Belongs within: Bembidiinae.

The Tachyina are a cosmopolitan group of ground beetles characterised by an apicolateral notch on the protibiae, and usually an apical recurrent groove on the elytra.

<==Tachyina R-JC01
    |--Pericompsus LeConte 1852 R-JC01, LM87
    |    |--*P. (Pericompsus) ephippiatus (Say 1834) [=Bembidium ephippiatum] LM87
    |    `--P. (Upocompsus Erwin 1974) LM87
    |         |--P. (*U.) australis (Schaum 1863) (see below for synonymy) LM87
    |         |--P. (U.) bogani (Darlington 1963) [=Tachys bogani] LM87
    |         |--P. (U.) habitans (Sloane 1896) [=Tachys habitans] LM87
    |         |--P. (U.) olliffi (Sloane 1896) [=Tachys olliffi] LM87
    |         |--P. (U.) pubifrons (Darlington 1963) [=Tachys pubifrons] LM87
    |         |--P. (U.) punctipennis (Macleay 1871) [=Bembidium punctipenne] LM87
    |         |--P. (U.) semistriatus (Blackburn 1888) [=Tachys semistriatus] LM87
    |         |--P. (U.) seticollis (Sloane 1896) [=Tachys seticollis] LM87
    |         `--P. (U.) yarrensis (Blackburn 1892) [=Tachys yarrensis] LM87
    `--Tachys Stephens 1828 (see below for synonymy) LM87
         |--*T. scutellaris Stephens 1828 LM87
         |--‘Elaphropus’ aethiopicus B55
         |--‘Elaphropus’ afer B55
         |--T. amplipennis (Macleay 1871) [=Bembidium amplipenne] LM87
         |--‘Tachyura’ apicalis B55
         |--T. atridermis Sloane 1921 LM87
         |--*Paratachys’ austinicus Casey 1918 LM87
         |--T. australicus Sloane 1896 LM87
         |--T. baldiensis Blackburn 1891 LM87
         |--T. banksi Sloane 1921 LM87
         |--T. bembidiiformis Jordan 1894 [incl. T. helmsi Sloane 1898] LM87
         |--‘Eotachys’ bicoloratus B55
         |--T. bioculatus Putz 1875 B89
         |--T. bipustulatus (Macleay 1871) [=Bembidium bipustulatum; incl. T. froggatti Sloane 1896] LM87
         |--‘Elaphrus’ bistriatus Duftschmid 1812 [=*Eotachys bistriatus] LM87
         |--T. blackburni Sloane 1921 LM87
         |--T. bolellus Darlington 1962 LM87
         |--T. brevicornis Chaudoir 1846 [=*Polyderis brevicornis] LM87
         |--T. buprestioides Sloane 1896 LM87
         |--‘Eotachys’ caffer B55
         |--T. captus Blackburn 1888 LM87
         |--*Elaphropus’ caraboides Motschulsky 1862 LM87
         |--T. carinulatus Sloane 1921 LM87
         |--‘Tachyura’ conspicua B55
         |--T. convexicollis GWW10
         |--T. convexulus Darlington 1963 LM87
         |--T. convexus (Macleay 1871) (see below for synonymy) LM87
         |--T. cruciger Putzeys 1875 [incl. T. queenslandicus Sloane 1903] LM87
         |--T. curticollis Sloane 1896 LM87
         |--‘Tachylopha’ devroeyiana B55
         |--T. ectromioides Sloane 1896 LM87
         |--‘Tachyura’ emerita B55
         |--T. fasciatus Motschulsky 1851 LM87 (see below for synonymy)
         |--‘Tachyura’ fausta B55
         |--T. flavicornis Sloane 1921 LM87
         |--‘Tachylopha’ gerardiana B55
         |--‘Eotachys’ gilvus B55
         |--‘Tachyura’ grandicollis [=Amaurotachys grandicollis] B55
         |    |--T. g. grandicollis B55
         |    |--T. g. michaelseni B55
         |    `--T. g. nigrolimbatus B55
         |--T. iaspideus Sloane 1896 LM87
         |--T. impressipennis Motschulsky 1860 LM87 (see below for synonymy)
         |--T. infuscatus Blackburn 1888 LM87
         |--T. latissimus (Motschulsky 1851) (see below for synonymy) LM87
         |--T. leai Sloane 1896 LM87
         |--‘Polyderis’ leleupi Basilewsky 1953 B55
         |--‘Eotachys’ leopoldvilleanus B55
         |--T. lindi Blackburn 1888 LM87
         |--T. lividus (Bates 1871) [=Tachyta livida] LM87
         |--T. lucasii Jacq. Duv. 1852 G89
         |--T. macleayi Sloane 1896 LM87
         |--T. mastersi Sloane 1921 [=Bembidium sexstriatum Macleay 1871 non Elaphrus sexstriatus Duftschmid 1812] LM87
         |--T. mitchelli Sloane 1895 LM87
         |--T. mulwalensis Sloane 1900 LM87
         |--T. nervosus Sloane 1903 LM87
         |--T. obliquiceps Sloane 1903 LM87
         |--‘Lopha’ ovata Motschulsky 1851 [=*Tachylopha ovata] LM87
         |--T. ovensensis Blackburn 1891 LM87
         |--T. plagiatus Putzeys 1875 [incl. T. doddi Sloane 1903] LM87
         |--‘Elaphrus’ quadrisignatus Duftschmidt 1812 [=*Tachyura quadrisignata] LM87
         |--T. similis Blackburn 1888 LM87
         |--T. solidus Sloane 1921 LM87
         |--T. spenceri Sloane 1896 LM87
         |--T. striolatus (Macleay 1871) [=Bembidium striolatum; incl. T. brightensis Blackburn 1891] LM87
         |--T. sydneyensis Sloane 1923 LM87
         |--T. transversicollis (Macleay 1871) [=Bembidium transversicolle; incl. T. adelaidae Blackburn 1888] LM87
         |--T. trunci Darlington 1963 LM87
         |--T. uniformis Blackburn 1888 LM87
         |--‘Tachyura’ vagans B55
         |--‘Tachyura’ variabilis B55
         |--T. victoriensis (Blackburn 1891) [=Bembidium victoriense] LM87
         |--‘Tachyura’ viverra B55
         |--T. wilsoni Sloane 1921 LM87
         `--T. zonatus Andrewes 1925 [=T. ephippiatus Putzeys 1875 non Bembidion ephippiatum Say 1834] LM87

Pericompsus (*Upocompsus) australis (Schaum 1863) [=Tachys australis; incl. T. flindersi Blackburn 1888, T. monochrous Schaum 1863, Bembidium rubicundum Macleay 1871, B. tersatum Broun 1893] LM87

Tachys Stephens 1828 [incl. Elaphropus Motschulsky 1839, Eotachys Jeannel 1941, Paratachys Casey 1918, Polyderis Motschulsky 1862, Tachylopha Motschulsky 1862, Tachyura Motschulsky 1862] LM87

Tachys convexus (Macleay 1871) [=Bembidium convexum; incl. B. bistriatum Macleay 1871 non Elaphrus bistriatus Duftschmid 1812] LM87

Tachys fasciatus Motschulsky 1851 LM87 [=Trechus fasciatus LM87, Eotachys fasciatus B55; incl. Bembidium atriceps Macleay 1871 LM87, Tachys trechiformis Jordan 1894 LM87, B. triangulare Nietner 1858 LM87]

Tachys impressipennis Motschulsky 1860 LM87 [=Eotachys impressipennis B55; incl. T. dohertyi Jordan 1894 LM87, T. sinuaticollis Sloane 1903 LM87]

Tachys latissimus (Motschulsky 1851) [=Elaphropus latissimus; incl. Bembidium bifoveatum Macleay 1871, B. ovatum Macleay 1871] LM87

*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.

[G89] Gestro, R. 1889. Viaggio ab Assab nel Mar Rosso dei signori G. Doria ed O. Beccari con il R. Avviso «Esploratore» dal 16 Novembre 1879 al 26 Febbraio 1880.—IV. Coleotteri. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a, 7: 5–72.

[GWW10] Guthrie, N. A., T. Weir & K. Will. 2010. Localised and regional patterns in ground-dwelling beetle assemblages in a semi-tropical arid zone environment. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 78 (1): 169–184.

[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.

[R-JC01] Roig-Juñent, S., & A. C. Cicchino. 2001. Chaltenia patagonica, new genus and species belonging to Chalteniina, a new subtribe of Zolini (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Canadian Entomologist 133: 651–670.

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