Blackburnia insignis Sharp

Remarkable Ground Beetle (Blackburnia insignis)

The Remarkable Ground Beetle was described in 1878, it was endemic to the island of O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands.

The species is thought to have been completely wiped out by introduced ants. [1]



[1] James K. Liebherr: Hawaiian Blackburnia beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Platynini): Patterns of specialization with implications for conservation. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewendete Entomologie 15: 57-62. 2006


edited: 03.09.2019