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Genus Coptodera

Beetle - Coptodera aerata Beetle - Coptodera aerata greenish Ground beetle - Coptodera aerata Small Ground Beetle - Coptodera aerata Ground Beetle - Coptodera aerata Carabid - Coptodera aerata Coptodera aerata Coptodera aerata? - Coptodera aerata
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 Lebiini
Subtribe Pericalina
Genus Coptodera
Explanation of Names
Coptodera Dejean 1825
Greek 'chopped neck'(1) (refers to the short, truncate pronotum)
5 spp. in 3 species-groups (all in the nominate subgenus) in our area, >100 spp. in 4 subgenera worldwide(2)
in our area, so. US north to NJ-PA in the east and to KS in the west(2)
adults on tree trunks (under bark during the day)(2)
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.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.