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Species Amara otiosa

Amara otiosa
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 Zabrini (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
Genus Amara (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Amara)
No Taxon (impuncticollis group)
Species otiosa (Amara otiosa)
Explanation of Names
Amara otiosa Casey 1918
Size
6.5-9.0 mm(1)
Range
NF–NC to so.MB–ne.CO(2)
Habitat
fields, gravel/sand pits, meadows, roadsides, forest edges/clearings, usually on rather dry sandy soils with grasses(1)