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Species Stenolophus lecontei - LeConte's Seedcorn Beetle

Striped Seedcorn Beetle - Stenolophus lecontei Stenolophus lecontei Chaudoir - Stenolophus lecontei Stenolophus lecontei Stenolophus lecontei Carabidae - Stenolophus lecontei Bradycellus? - Stenolophus lecontei Orange and black ground beetle - Stenolophus lecontei Stenolophus - Stenolophus lecontei
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 Stenolophina
Genus Stenolophus (Seedcorn Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Agonoderus)
Species lecontei (LeConte's Seedcorn Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Stenolophus lecontei (Chaudoir 1868)
adult 5.3-7.2 mm(1), larva to 13 mm
to separate from S. comma, see key here
S. lineola has a brownish-orange head with a dark band between the eyes, and two dark round spots on the pronotum
QC-ON–e.SD to FL Panhandle and e.-c. TX; n. ID(2)
fields, gardens, yards, suburban areas; adults are nocturnal and come to light
larvae and adults feed mainly on insects, live or dead, but will also eat germinated but not emerged seeds of corn, sorghum, other grains, vegetables, and weeds in soil
See Also
compare images of 3 spp.(3)