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Duvalius doriae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  coleoptera
Subfamily  Trechinae
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Family  Carabidae
Genus  Duvalius
Duvalius doriae

Duvalius doriae, the Doria's Cave Beetle, is a species of beetle belonging to the family Carabidae.

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Etymology

This species, the first blind beetle found in Italy, was discovered in 1858 in the cave of Cassana in the Eastern Liguria by the Italian naturalist Giacomo Doria and by the geologist Giovanni Cappellini. The French entomologist Leon Fairmaire named this species Anophthalmus doriae in honor of Giacomo Doria.

Subspecies

  • Duvalius doriae doriae (Fairmaire, 1859)
  • Duvalius doriae liguricus (Dieck, 1869)
  • Description

    This cave predator ground beetle has no wings or functional eyes.

    Distribution

    This species is endemic to Italy.

    References

    Duvalius doriae Wikipedia


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