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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Subfamily: Trechinae
Genus: Aepus
Leach, 1819

Aepus is a genus of ground beetles of the subfamily Trechinae. Distributed in France, on Canary Islands and the archipelago Madeira in Spain, Albania, UK, Ireland, Norway and Sweden.

Representatives of this genus are characterized by the following features:

  • Adults are less than 2.5 mm;
  • Eyes are rudimentary;
  • Elytron have a few erect hairs.

Species of the genus[edit]

Aepus contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ "Aepus Leach, 1819". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2012.