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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Adephaga

Familia: Carabidae
Subfamilia: Cicindelinae
Tribus: Omophronini
Genus: Omophron
Species: Omophron aequale
Subspecies:O. a. aequale – O. a. jacobsoni

Omophron aequale A. Morawitz, 1863

Omophron aequale aequale A.Morawitz, 1863

Omophron aequale is a species of ground beetle in the family Carabidae. It is distributed in East Asia.[1]

The species is very similar to Omophron limbatum. Although the puncturation (the arrangement of punctures) on the pronotum of O. aequale is a little finer than that of O. limbatum, it is denser.[1] The species also has denser and coarser puncturation on the side margins of the first two sternites.[1]

Omophron aequale is divided into 2 subspecies: O. aequale aequale and O. aequale jacobsoni.[1]

O. aequale aequale has a length between 6.4 and 7.2 mm and a width between 4.2 and 4.4 mm. It is distributed in Japan and Sakhalin Island, Russia.[1]

O. aequale jacobsoni has a length between 6.5 and 6.9 mm and a width between 4.1 and 4.5 mm. It is distributed in China (Guandong, Guanxi, Hainan, Jiangsu, Nei Mongol, Sichuan, Shanki, Yunnan, and Zhejiang), Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and eastern Russia.[1]

Valainis, Uldis (2010). "A review of the genus Omophron Latreille, 1802 (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Palearctic fauna and distribution". Baltic Journal of Coleopterology. 10 (2): 105–128.

Further reading

Chaudoir, M. (1868). Note monographique sur le genre Omophron. Revue et magasin de zoologie pure et appliquée, 20: 54–63.
Gestro, R. (1892). Appunti sul genere Omophron. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, 10(1890–1891): 61.
Hurka, K. (2003). Omophroninae. In: I. Löbl & Smetana A. (Eds.) Catalogue of Palearctic Coleoptera, Vol. 1. Stenstrup: Apollo Books, 207–208.
Kryzhanovskij, O. L. (1982). A review of Palaearctic species of the genus Omophron Latr. (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Entomologicheskoe obozrenie, 61(1): 107–116.
Kryzhanovskij, O. L., Belousov, I. A., Kabak, I. I., Kataev, B. M., Makarov, K. V., & Shilenkov, V. G. (1995). Genus: Omophron Latreille. A Checklist of the Ground-Beetles of Russia and Adjacent Lands (Insecta, Coleoptera, Carabidae). Pensoft Publishers. SofiaMoscow, 1995: 28.
Morawitz, A. (1863). Beitrag zur Käferfauna der Insel Jesso. Erste Lieferung. Cicindelidae et Carabici. Mémories de l’ Académie Impériale des Sciences de St-Pétersbourg (7) 6 (3): 6.
Semenov-Tian-Shanskij, A. (1922). Du duabus novis generis Omophron Latr. formis paleareticis (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Revue Russe d’Entom., XVIII: 46–48.
Tian, M., & Deuve, T. (2000). Taxonomic notes on the genus Omophron Latreille, 1802, in China, with descriptions of four new species (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Omophronini). Revue Francaise d’entomologie (nouvelle serie) 22(2–3), 2000: 65–72.

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