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Species Amara aeneopolita

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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 Harpalinae
Supertribe Pterostichitae
Tribe Zabrini (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
Genus Amara (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Amara)
Species aeneopolita (Amara aeneopolita)
Explanation of Names
Amara aeneopolita Casey 1918
aeneopolita = 'bronze + polished/shiny'
Size
6.0-6.8 mm(1)
Identification
Some requirements are: first two antennomeres pale, rest dark; ABL < 7 mm; ♂ metabia with long brush of dense setae; elytron with 2 setae in 7th striae apically; dorsum blackish-bronze, relatively shiny.
Range
NF–NT to ne.NY-IA–n.AB; isolated in c.CO [records: CAN: AB, LB, MB, NB, NF, NT, ON, QC, SK USA: CO, IA, ME, MI, ND, NH, NY, SD, VT](2); BG submission from Wisconsin represents a new state record
Habitat
vacant lots, meadows, grasslands, moraines(1)
Season
spring breeder(1)