Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Laemostenus terricola - Laemostenus (Pristonychus) terricola

Laemostenus terricola - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Harpalinae
Supertribe Harpalitae
Tribe Sphodrini
Genus Laemostenus
Species terricola (Laemostenus (Pristonychus) terricola)
Explanation of Names
Laemostenus terricola (Herbst 1784)
Numbers
2 sspp. total, in our area - L. t. terricola(1)
Size
13.0-17.5 mm(2)
Range
native to, and widespread across Europe(3), adventive in NA (NF-QC & MA; BC)(1)
Habitat
cellars, stables, barns(2)
Season
autumn breeder(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NS before 1894(1)
our only representative of the subgenus Pristonychus Dejean 1828, that contains 55 spp. (all Palaearctic)(1)