Megacephala (Pseudotetracha)

Female Megacephala blackburni, from Mal et al. (2012).

Belongs within: Cicindelinae.

The subgenus Pseudotetracha of the genus Megacephala is a group of bright metallic-coloured tiger beetles found on Australian salt flats.

<==Megacephala (Pseudotetracha Fleutiaux 1894) G07
    |--M. (*P.) cylindrica Macleay 1863 [incl. M. frenchi Sloane 1893] LM87
    |--M. (P.) australis (Chaudoir 1865) G07 [=Tetracha australis LM87; incl. T. waterhousii Castelnau 1867 LM87]
    |--M. (P.) blackburni (Fleutiaux 1895) G07 [=Tetracha blackburni LM87]
    |--M. (P.) castelnaui Sloane 1906 G07
    |--M. (P.) cuprascens Sumlin 1997 G07
    |--M. (P.) greyanus (Sloane 1901) G07, LM87 [=Tetracha greyanus LM87]
    |--M. (P.) helmsi (Blackburn 1892) G07 [=Tetracha helmsi LM87]
    |--M. (P.) ion Sumlin 1997 G07
    |--M. (P.) marginicollis Sloane 1906 G07
    |--M. (P.) mendacia Sumlin 1997 G07
    |--M. (P.) oleadorsa Sumlin 1992 G07
    `--M. (P.) pulchra (Brown 1869) G07 [=Tetracha pulchra LM87]
         |--M. p. pulchra LM87
         `--M. p. pseudoblackburni Horn 1923 LM87

*Type species of generic name indicated


[G07] Golding, M. R. 2007. A Pictorial Field Guide to the Beetles of Australia. Part 2: Cicindelidae. Ocean Publishing.

[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.

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