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Species Selenophorus opalinus

ground beetle - Selenophorus opalinus Selenophorus opalinus Carabid with striae punctures - Selenophorus opalinus Carabid - Selenophorus opalinus Carabid - Selenophorus opalinus Ground Beetle - Selenophorus opalinus Beetle - Selenophorus opalinus Ground Beetle - Selenophorus opalinus
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 Harpalina
Genus Selenophorus
No Taxon (subgenus Selenophorus)
Species opalinus (Selenophorus opalinus)
Explanation of Names
Selenophorus opalinus (LeConte 1863)
Body length 9.5 - 10.7 mm(1) usually; rarely ~ 9 mm.
Relatively large size and shiny iridescent elytra with series of tiny punctures in striae #3, #5, & #7. Alert: an undescribed species [Cite:1019640] discovered recently in southeastern Texas superficially appears like a small (8 - 8.5 mm) S. opalinus.
e. NA (QC-ON to FL-TX)(2)
leaf litter in lowland hardwood forests, under rocks under forest canopy or along forest margins at low altitudes(1)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard