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Genus Calleida

Calleida viridipennis? - Calleida purpurea Carabidae - Ground Beetles Calleida punctata - Calleida punctata Calleida punctata Calleida (punctata or decora?) - Calleida decora Calleida fulgida? - Calleida fulgida Calleida decora? - Calleida decora Cymindis, Subgenus Pinacodera sp? - Calleida platynoides Calleida punctulata Chaudoir - Calleida punctulata
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 Harpalitae
Tribe Lebiini
Subtribe Calleidina
Genus Calleida
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Philophuga used to be treated as a subgenus
Explanation of Names
Calleida Latreille 1824
11 spp. (all in the nominate subgenus) in our area, ~280 in 3 subgenera worldwide(1)
7-10 mm
primarily in tropical areas of the Neotropical, Oriental, and Afrotropical Regions (>95% of the world fauna) with a few elements ranging into Holarctic; in our area, most of the US & adjacent Canada: 4 spp. widespread across e. & so. US (two of them range into Canada), the rest have more or less restricted ranges in the extreme so./sw. US(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.