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Genus Acupalpus

Acupalpus sp.? - Acupalpus pauperculus Beetle - Acupalpus Carabid - Acupalpus pauperculus Ground beetle (1) - Acupalpus Ground Beetle - Acupalpus indistinctus Carabid - Acupalpus pauperculus Another Carabid.. - Acupalpus testaceus Acupalpus hydropicus - female
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 Acupalpus
Explanation of Names
Latin acu 'needle' + palpus 'feeler'(1)
17 spp. (in 4 subgenera) in our area (2) (130 spp. in 9 subgenera total)
worldwide; in our area, predominantly eastern (2)
Hygrophilous, inhabiting pond margins, in dense vegetation (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.