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Species Platynus decentis

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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 Harpalitae
Tribe Platynini
Genus Platynus
No Taxon (subgenus Platynus)
Species decentis (Platynus decentis)
Explanation of Names
Platynus decentis (Say 1823)
Size
9-14 mm(1)
Identification
Larger size compared to similar genus Agonum, convex elytral intervals, sharp pronotal hind angles, dark legs.
Range
across NA (NF-AK to GA-AL-KS-NM-OR)(2)
Habitat
under bark in damp forested areas(1)
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.