Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First report in South America of the ground beetle Mochtherus tetraspilotus (Macleay, 1825) (Carabidae, Lebiini, Pericalina).

Abstract

Specimens of Mochtherus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) found in several locations in Valle del Cauca, Colombia were identified as M. tetraspilotus. This represents the first report of this exotic species, native to Asia, in Colombia and South America. Location data, habitat and photographic record of the species are provided.