Review of the tiger beetle genus Calomera Motschulsky, 1862 (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) of the Philippines

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Milton Norman Medina
Alexander Anichtchenko
Jürgen Wiesner


The genus Calomera Motschulsky, 1862 from the Philippines is reviewed.  Five species C. angulata Fabricuis, 1798, C. cabigasi Cassola, 2011, C. despectata (Horn, 1892), C. lacrymosa (Dejean, 1825), and C. mindanaoensis (Cassola, 2000) are described with diagnoses, illustrations, notes on their ecology, and distribution remarks.  Status of the taxa C. insularis (Blanchard, 1853) is discussed.  Images of endophallus structures of C. lacrymosa and C. mindanaoensis are given for the first time.  A key to the Philippine Calomera species is provided.

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Alexander Anichtchenko, Daugavpils University, Vienības iela 13, Daugavpils, LV-5401, Latvia.

Currator at the Daugavpils University Beetle Collections


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