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Genus Panagaeus

Panagaeus bipustulatus? - Panagaeus crucigerus Panagaeus crucigerus in NC? - Panagaeus crucigerus Panagaeus sallei? - Panagaeus sallei small beetle - Panagaeus fasciatus Panagaeus fasciatus A beautiful beetle, ID not obvious to me.  Help! - Panagaeus fasciatus Panagaeus fasciatus Panagaeus sallei? - Panagaeus sallei
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 Panagaeini (Hairy Ground Beetles)
Genus Panagaeus
Explanation of Names
Panagaeus Latreille 1802
3 spp. in our area (all in the subg. Hologaeus Ogueta 1966), 14 spp. in 2 subgenera total(1)
holarctic & Neotropical; in our area, 2 spp. in e US (one reaches ON) + one soutwestern (AZ-TX), but all three present in TX(1)
P. fasciatus and P. sallei inhabit dry forest; adults are found in leaf litter; P. crucigerus live on wet ground. Adults taken mostly at lights.
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.