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Species Calleida punctata

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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
No Taxon (subgenus Calleida)
Species punctata (Calleida punctata)
Explanation of Names
Calleida punctata LeConte 1846
7.0-8.5 mm(1)
Key for separating C. punctata and C. decora (positive ID usually requires microscopic examination); slightly modified by P.W. Messer from(2) [see discussion here]
Head densely punctate with short pubescence. Eyes small and flat, horizontal diameter not exceeding length of temples (head behind eyes). Elytra very shiny, microsculpture obsolete. Tarsi convex dorsally, not furrowed. Internal sac of penis without flagellum. Colored as C. decora. Range: eastern half of North America but questionably into southern coastal states. 7.0–8.5 mm. ... C. punctata LeConte
Head glabrous (except for normal supra-orbital setae). Eyes large and prominent, their diameter much longer than temples. Elytra luster dull from strong, regularly isodiametric microsculpture. Tarsi dorsally flattish with longitudinal furrow. Penis with long flagellum coiled into the basal bulb when in repose. Colored as C. punctata. Range: securely in the southeastern States, questionably into the midwestern States. 7–9 mm. ... C. decora (Fabricius)
e. NA, except se US (QC-SC to MB-KS)(1)(3)
on ground or low vegetation
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.The ground-beetles (Carabidae, excl. Cicindelinae) of Canada and Alaska, parts 1—6
C.H. Lindroth. 1961. Opuscula Entomologica Supplementa XX, XXIV, XXIX, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV.
3.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.