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Genus Polyderis

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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 Trechinae
Tribe Bembidiini
Subtribe Tachyina
Genus Polyderis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Polyderus [misspelling]
Explanation of Names
Polyderis Motschulsky 1862
Numbers
1 sp. in our area(1), ~40 spp. worldwide(2)
Size
<2 mm(1)
Range
Old World (more diverse in the tropics), with a single species in the New World; widespread in our area (mostly eastern)(1)(2)