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Genus Selenophorus

carabid - Selenophorus Ground Beetle - Selenophorus palliatus Selenophorus aeneopiceus - female 926C14 - Selenophorus 1001C31 - Selenophorus fatuus Selenophorus (S.) concinnus Schaeffer, 1910 (image placeholder) - Selenophorus concinnus - female Golden Bug (beetle) - Selenophorus palliatus Selenophorus concinnus
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 Harpalini
Subtribe Harpalina
Genus Selenophorus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
A much needed key to the Nearctic species of Selenophorus is forthcoming by Messer & Raber. This paper will supplement Bousquet's 2012 catalogue(1) with several new species, new synonymies, and range extensions.
Explanation of Names
Selenophorus Dejean 1829
Numbers
2 subgenera, with ~40 spp. in our area and ~200 spp. total(1)
Identification
Serial punctures in elytral striae 2, 5, 7 are characteristic of the genus.
Range
New World (so. Canada to Argentina), mostly neotropical(1)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1880. Critical notes on the species of Selenophorus of the United States. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 19(107): 178-183. (2)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.Critical notes on the species of Selenophorus of the United States.
Horn, G.H. 1880. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 19(107): 178-183.