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Species Amara ovata

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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 Pterostichitae
Tribe Zabrini (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
Genus Amara (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Amara)
No Taxon (impuncticollis group)
Species ovata (Amara ovata)
Explanation of Names
Amara ovata (Fabricius 1792)
7.8-9.3 mm(1)
native to the Palaearctic (across n. Eurasia)(2), adventive in NA and widespread in the east (NS-VA to ON-WI-IA) and in sw. Canada (BC-AB)(3)
vacant lots, roadsides, upper zone of river banks, open forests(1)
earliest NA record: MA 1925(3)
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