Explanation of Names
Galerita (Galerita) aequinoctialis Chaudoir 1852
southmost TX (Cameron Co.) to Panama; Arkansas records must be considered at error - Map (2)(1)(3)
in TX, taken in carrion-baited pitfall traps or running on ground at night in the sabal palm sanctuary; taken at lights in Mexico (2)
collected in TX in April & October (2)
the only member of the nominate subgenus in our fauna; the subgenus (>80 spp.) is primarily pantropical in distribution (4)
Texas Parks and Wildlife considers this sp. a SGCN (5)
Ball, G.E. & A.P. Nimmo. 1983. Synopsis of the species of subgenus Proglaeritina Jeannel, including reconstructed phylogeny and geographical history (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Galerita Fabricius). Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 109(4): 295-356.
King, J.L. 1919. Notes on the biology of the carabid genera Brachynus, Galerita and Chlaenius. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 12: 382-390.
Riley E.G. & J.E. King. 2009. Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (2)
Rossini, C., A.B. Attygalle, A. Gonzalez, S.R. Smedley, M. Eisner, J. Meinwald, & T. Eisner. 1997. Defensive production of formic acid (80%) by a carabid beetle (Galerita lecontei). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 94(13): 6792-6797.