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Genus Perigona

golden black-headed carabid - Perigona nigriceps little carabid - Perigona nigriceps Beetle - Perigona nigriceps Perigona nigriceps carabid? - Perigona nigriceps Carabid - Perigona nigriceps Carabid - Perigona nigriceps Tachys sp.? - Perigona nigriceps
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 Perigonini
Genus Perigona
Explanation of Names
Perigona Laporte 1835
2 species in our area (one native and one adventive; both in the subg. Trechicus LeConte 1853), >100 spp. in 12 subgenera worldwide(1)
our spp. 2.0-2.6 mm(2)
primarily tropical group, most diverse in the Old World; in our area, the native P. pallipennis widespread in the east (e. US + so.ON), the adventive P. nigriceps widespread in the east and in OR-CA(1)