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subgenus Selenophorus

Selenophorus? - Selenophorus - female BG2447 E6464 - Selenophorus Selenophorus palliatus (Fabricius) - Selenophorus palliatus Black Beetle - Selenophorus fatuus Selenophorus aeneopiceus - female Selenophorus fatuus Selenophorus fatuus Ground Beetle - Selenophorus opalinus
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 Harpalini
Subtribe Harpalina
Genus Selenophorus
No Taxon subgenus Selenophorus
~30 spp. in our area, >170 spp. total(1)
so. Canada to Argentina(1)
both hygrophilous (forests) and xerophilous (dry open areas, incl. deserts)(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.