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Species Laemostenus terricola - Laemostenus (Pristonychus) terricola

Laemostenus terricola - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Harpalinae
Supertribe Harpalitae
Tribe Sphodrini
Genus Laemostenus
Species terricola (Laemostenus (Pristonychus) terricola)
Explanation of Names
Laemostenus terricola (Herbst 1784)
2 sspp. total, in our area - L. t. terricola(1)
13.0-17.5 mm(2)
native to, and widespread across Europe(3), adventive in NA (NF-QC & MA; BC)(1)
cellars, stables, barns(2)
autumn breeder(2)
earliest record in our area: NS before 1894(1)
our only representative of the subgenus Pristonychus Dejean 1828, that contains 55 spp. (all Palaearctic)(1)