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Species Perigona nigriceps

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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
Species nigriceps (Perigona nigriceps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trechicus nigriceps
Explanation of Names
Perigona nigriceps (Dejean 1831)
2.0-2.5 mm(1)
native to tropical Asia (where it is abundant in rubbish and groundnut), now cosmopolitan; adventive in NA (NS–e.IA south to FL-TX in the east, OR-CA in the west)(2)(3)
margins of ponds, lakes, gardens(1); commonly found in cellars or associated with stored products(2)
earliest record in our area: before 1853(2)