The Mexican carabid species Pseudaptinus (Thalpius) nobilis Liebke is documented from the United States for the first time based on two specimens captured in southeastern Texas. A new taxonomic key distinguishes the 10 members of subgenus Thalpius known in North America, including Mexico. P. (T.) dorsalis, which is found to be highly variable in its dorsal coloration, is compared to similar P. (T.) hoegei. Geographic ranges are extended for several species. © Peter W. Messer.
Messer, P. W. (2011). Pseudaptinus (Thalpius) nobilis Liebke, new to the United States, and a key to the species of subgenus Thalpius leconte in North America, including Mexico (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Zuphiini). ZooKeys, 147, 419–424. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.147.1918