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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Subfamily: Trechinae
Genus: Lymnastis
Motschulsky, 1862

Lymnastis is a genus of ground beetles of the subfamily Trechinae.

The body length of the adult is 2.0–2.2 millimetres (0.079–0.087 in).[1] Body-color is yellow and flat.[1] Representatives of this genus are characterized by the following features:[1]

  • Head is small and narrow;
  • Compound eyes are usually large and are made up of about ten of the facet cells;
  • Frontal supraorbital notch is reduced;
  • Prischitkovaya groove on top is not bent;
  • The elytron have fine hairs and have no return grooves;
  • Vertex of the Abdomen appears from the elytron;
  • The upper body is covered in soft hairs.

It contains the following species:[2]


  1. ^ a b c Apple-Hnzoryan SM (1976). "part: 1". Fauna of Armenian SSR. Insects beetles. Ground beetles (Carabidae). Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic. p. 55 (of 296). 
  2. ^ "Distribution and taxonomy". «Carabidae of the World» ( Retrieved 2012-01-22.