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Paussinae from India and Southeast Asia

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Tribe Ozaenini

Anentmetus Andrewes 1924




Average size: greater than 10 mm

Distribution: India, Indochina

Dhanya Andrewes 1919



Average size: 4.0 mm

Distribution: Boreno, Sarawak

Habitat: under bark of fallen trees, in rotting stumps, in leaf litter

Eustra Schmidt-Goebel 1846


Average size: 2.5 - 6.0 mm

Distribution: India, Burma, Boreno (W. Sarawak, Mount Matang), Sumbawa, Formosa, Japan, Thailand

Habitat: rotting wood, under stones, under bark of decaying logs

Collecting notes: . Mr. Lewis also notes: "This little beetle hibernates under flattish stones, 17 or 18 inches in diameter, choosing those for its retreat which are partially embedded in the soil, and well hidden away in sandy thickets. It is never found under loose stones nor under those out in the open, exposed to the rays of the sun."

Itamus Schmidt-Goebel 1846



Average size: 10-13 mm

Distribution: India, Burma, Laos, Tonkin, Papua New Guinea, New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago

Habitat: rotting wood

Pseudozaena Laporte de Castelnau 1834



Average size: 11-15 mm

Distribution: Borneo, Java, Laos, New-Guinea

Collected walking on the ground at night

Tribe Protopaussini

Protopaussus Gestro 1892




Average size: 4-5 mm

Distribution: Indonesia, China, India

Tribe Paussini


Other images of paussines on-line:
Anapaussus, Paussus, Platyrhopalopsis
Paussini Plates from Genera Insectorum

All images copyright © 2001 Wendy Moore, except dancing paussines copyright © 2001 Hugo Fierros.