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Species Amara communis

Amara communis Amara communis - male
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 Pterostichitae
Tribe Zabrini (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
Genus Amara (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Amara)
Species communis (Amara communis)
Explanation of Names
Amara communis (Panzer 1797)
Size
6.0-7.5 mm(1)
Range
native to, and widespread in the Palaearctic (east to Siberia & C. Asia), adventive in NA (Maritime Canada & CT)(2)(3)
Habitat
meadows, vacant lots, forests, often under moss and dry leaves(1)
Season
spring breeder(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NB 1988(2)