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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Carabidae
Subfamilia: Trechinae
Supertribus: Trechitae
Tribus: Trechini
Subtribus: Aepina
Genus: Aepus
Species: A. gallaecus – A. gracilicornis – A. marinus

Aepus Leach in Samouelle, 1819: 149

Type species: Aepus fulvescens Leach, 1819 (= Carabus marinus Strøm, 1788) (monotypy)

Aepys Curtis, 1823
Aessus Stephens, 1829

Aepus marinus

Aepus marinus

Primary references

Leach, W.E. 1819. [new genera]. In: Samouelle G.: The entomologist’s useful compendium; or an introduction to the knowledge of British insects comprising the best means of obtaining and preserving them, and a description of the apparatus generally used; together with the genera of Linné, and the modern method of arranging the classes Crustacea, Myriapoda, spiders, mites and insects from their affinities and structure, according to the views of Dr. Leach. Also an explanation of the terms used in entomology: a calendar of the times of appearance, and usual situations of near 3000 species of British insects; with instructions for collecting and fitting up objects for the microscope. London: Thomas Boys, 496 pp. BHL Reference page.


Aepus – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).
Aepus – Taxon details on Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
Nomenclator Zoologicus

Aepus is a genus of ground beetles of the subfamily Trechinae. Distributed in France, on Canary Islands and the archipelago Madeira in Spain, Albania, UK, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.

Representatives of this genus are characterized by the following features:

Adults are less than 2.5 mm;
Eyes are rudimentary;
Elytron have a few erect hairs.

Species of the genus

Aepus contains the following species:[1]

Aepus gallaecus Jeannel, 1926
Aepus gracilicornis Wallaston, 1860
Aepus marinus (Strom, 1783)


"Aepus Leach, 1819". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2012.

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