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Kaveinga (Vakeinga)

Ross T. Bell
Containing group: Kaveinga


Vakeinga is a small subgenus with two species, one each in New Zealand and New Caledonia.


Antennal pollinosity is restricted to the basal article, and there are minor setae on articles VI-X. The eyes and wings are large in New Caledonian species but reduced in New Zealand species. The head has distinct parafrontal bosses. The orbital groove is vestigial or absent.

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Dorsal aspect of the head and pronotum of Kaveinga (Vakeinga) lusca.
Modified from Bell and Bell (1979). Copyright © 1979 Ross T. Bell and Joyce R. Bell.

The paramedian grooves of the pronotum are complete, relatively broad, and open both anteriorly and posteriorly. They are deep, pollinose, and impunctate. The inner pronotal carinae are not abbreviated anteriorly. The marginal groove of the pronotum is complete. The angular seta is present. Prosternum and propleuron are impunctate. There are several postcoxal setae on the prothorax.

The elytral striae are without pollinosity. The elytron has several setae in apices of striae I and VII and usually complete series on striae II and IV. The female has enlarged lateral pits on sterna IV and V. The femora are glabrous, and the anterior femur is not toothed in either sex. The middle tibia's row of setae on lateral aspect does not appear serrulate.


Bell, R. T. and J. R. Bell. 1979. Rhysodini of the World part II. Revisions of the smaller genera (Coleoptera: Carabidae or Rhysodidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 15: 377-446.

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