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Species Pterostichus moestus

West Virginia Ground Beetle #4 - Pterostichus moestus Pterostichus moestus? - Pterostichus moestus - male Pterostichus moestus? - Pterostichus moestus - male Pterostichus moestus? - Pterostichus moestus - male Pterostichus moestus? - Pterostichus moestus - male Pterostichus moestus? - Pterostichus moestus - male Pterostichus moestus - female Pterostichus moestus
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 Pterostichini (Woodland Ground Beetles)
Genus Pterostichus
No Taxon (Subgenus Eosteropus)
Species moestus (Pterostichus moestus)
Pronunciation
MEES-tus
Identification
Diagnostic clues: terminal tarsomeres glabrous beneath; pronotal depression extends well to laterobasal side; pronotal sides sinuate; elytron widest near apex and with 4 dorsal setae; range noted below.
Range
From NY southward through mainly the Appalachian region to GA.