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Genus Opisthius

Opisthius richardsoni 2 - Opisthius richardsoni B - Opisthius richardsoni Ground Beetle - Opisthius richardsoni river ground beetle - Opisthius richardsoni Tiger Beetle - don't know which - Opisthius richardsoni O. richadsoni at Mouth of the Elwha - Opisthius richardsoni Elaphrus something? - Opisthius richardsoni Opisthius richardsoni? - Opisthius richardsoni
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 Nebriinae
Tribe Opisthiini
Genus Opisthius
Explanation of Names
Opisthius Kirby 1837
monotypic genus
w. NA(1)
along stream margins on sandy-clay soil(2)
See Also
Elaphrus are quite similar
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of the Geadephaga (Coleoptera: Trachypachidae, Rhysodidae, Carabidae including Cicindelini) of America north of Mexico
Y. Bousquet and A. Larochelle. 1993. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 125: 1-397.
2.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.