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Species Syntomus americanus

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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 Lebiini
Subtribe Dromiusina
Genus Syntomus
Species americanus (Syntomus americanus)
Explanation of Names
Syntomus americanus (Dejean 1831)
Size
2.7-3.5 mm(1)
Range
northern transcontinental: AK-NF to CA (along the Sierra Nevada), NM-SD-IL & NC along the Appalachians(2)
Habitat
open places: sand/gravel pits, roadsides, fields; usually on sandy soils(1)