Blackburnia transiens (Sharp)

Ephemeral Ground Beetle (Blackburnia transiens)  

The Ephemeral Ground Beetle was described in 1903, it was endemic to the Makaweli region of the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands, where it appears to have been restricted to arboreal micro habitats.  

The beetle reached a length of 0,53 to 0,69 cm.  


The Ephemeral Ground Beetle was not recorded during recent field works and is considered most probably extinct.  



[1] J. K. Liebherr; E. C. Zimmerman: Insects of Hawaii: Hawaiian Carabidae (Coleoptera), Part 1: Introduction and Tribe Platynini. University of Hawaii Press 2000  


edited: 02.09.2019