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Fall Fund Drive


Genus Stenolophus - Seedcorn Beetles

Ground Beetle - Stenolophus ochropezus flood debris #16 - seed carabid - Stenolophus Beetle - Stenolophus comma carabid - Stenolophus Ground beetle with black head and dark stripes - Stenolophus lecontei Stenolophus dissimilis Dejean - Stenolophus dissimilis FOY seedcorn beetle - Stenolophus ochropezus Stenolophus ? - Stenolophus
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 Harpalini
Subtribe Stenolophina
Genus Stenolophus (Seedcorn Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Stenolophus Dejean 1821
32 spp. in 3 subgenera in our area, 75 spp. in 4 subgenera total(1)
Most spp. 5-8 mm; some are smaller
separated from related genera by the lack of a medial tooth-like process on the mentum and having the marginal punctures of the elytra grouped into two distinct groups of 4(1)
worldwide, most diverse in the Holarctic(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.