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Species Ophonus rufibarbis

Ophonus rufibarbis - male Ophonus rufibarbis - female
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 Harpalini
Subtribe Harpalina
Genus Ophonus
Species rufibarbis (Ophonus rufibarbis)
Explanation of Names
Ophonus rufibarbis (Fabricius 1792)
Size
6.2-9.5 mm(1)
Range
native to Central & Northern Europe(2), adventive in NA (QC)(3)
Habitat
gravel piles near woods(1); shady, rather moist clay & humus-rich soils(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: QC 1953(3)