Meonochilus rectus Liebherr, 2011
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Published in
- Liebherr, James K. 2011. Cladistic assessment of subtribal affinities within the tribe Moriomorphini with description of Rossjoycea glacialis, gen. n. and sp. n. from the South Island, and revision of Meonochilus Liebherr and Marris from the North Island, New Zealand (Coleoptera, Carabidae). ZooKeys 147: 277-335.
- Meonochilus rectus
Diagnosis. Individuals of this species look like a broad-bodied version of Meonochilus spiculatus, with the broadly based, subparallel elytra exhibiting deep, distinctly punctate striae and convex, glossy intervals (Fig. 9 C). The antennae are not as elongate as those of Meonochilus spiculatus, with the ninth antennomere length 1.8 - 2.0 x its maximum breadth. Like Meonochilus spiculatus, the internal sac of the male aedeagus bears a spikelike flagellum (Fig. 2 F, 2 G), however the flagellum of Meonochilus rectus males is stouter and more sinuously curved, the aedeagal median lobe is broader (Fig. 2 G), and it terminates in a downwardly expanded apex. Standardized body length 5.4 - 5.7 mm.
Etymology. The species epithet rectus-Latin adjective with male ending-denotes the short, straight and parallel to slightly converging basolateral margins of the pronotum present immediately anterad the pronotal hind angles.
- Meonochilus rectus Liebherr, 2011
- LORENZ, Wolfgang M.T. (2013) Update [unpublished] of: Nomina Carabidarum. A directory of the scientific names of ground beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera "Geadephaga": Trachypachidae and Carabidae incl. Paussinae, Cicindelinae, Rhysodinae). 2. Edition