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Photo#203009
Beetle - Anisodactylus

Beetle - Anisodactylus
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
July 16, 2008
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Moved tentatively
Moved from Anisodactylus.

Moved
Moved from Harpalini.

Moved
Moved from Harpalinae.

Moved
Moved from Ground Beetles.

its a Carabid
One of the Harpalines I believe.

 
Wow...
I just looked through the Subfamily Harpalinae. I am now thinking this guys will never find a home...

Thanks for the nudge in the right direction.

 
This harpaline could find a home
if you were to mail me this specimen (to keep) for accurate species identification. Instructions for mailing unpinned carabids to me: Wrap fresh (flexible) specimen with pencilled data slip inside alcohol-dampened paper towel wad, inside small plastic vial, inside small cardboard box.

 
Sorry...
I didn't collect this guy. If I happen to come across anything similar, I will collect it for you...

 
Yes
They are quite difficult to species without the specimens to examine. One of the reasons that a comparative collection is important in this family. Carabids are quite an undertaking to get familiar with.