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Genus Leptotrachelus

ant or beetle?? - Leptotrachelus depressus Leptotrachelus dorsalis Leptotrachelus dorsalis? - Leptotrachelus dorsalis Carabid? - Leptotrachelus dorsalis Beetle - Leptotrachelus dorsalis Harpalinae, dorsal - Leptotrachelus dorsalis Carabid - Leptotrachelus dorsalis Leptotrachelus dorsalis (Fabricius) - Leptotrachelus dorsalis
Classification
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 Ctenodactylini
Genus Leptotrachelus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
L. depressus Blatchley, known only from the holotype (FL Peninsula) is likely a synonym of the common L. dorsalis(1)
Explanation of Names
Leptotrachelus Latreille 1829
Greek leptos 'thin, fine' + trachelos 'neck'
Numbers
2-3 spp. in our area, 34 total(1)
Identification
Adult: pronotum narrow, longer than wide, at apex as wide as posterior part of head; tarsomere 4 deeply notched at apex, bilobed; abdominal terga completely covered(2)
Range
Neotropical genus ranging north to NY-ON-SD; in our area, L. dorsalis widespread in the east and L. pallidulus is known from scattered localities in TN, LA, TX(1)