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Species Laemostenus complanatus - Laemostenus (Laemostenus) complanatus

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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 Sphodrini
Genus Laemostenus
Species complanatus (Laemostenus (Laemostenus) complanatus)
Explanation of Names
Laemostenus (Laemostenus) complanatus (Dejean 1828)
13-16 mm(1)
native to n. Africa, now almost cosmopolitan(2); adventive in NA (BC-CA)(3)(4)
littoral in ports; cellars, caves(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.PaDIL – High quality images and information tools designed for Biosecurity and Biodiversity
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.
3.The Ground Beetles of Canada
4.California Beetle Project