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Genus Selenophorus

ground beetle - Selenophorus opalinus Ground beetle - Selenophorus Selenophorus Selenophorus (s.str.) opalinus (LeConte) - Selenophorus opalinus - female Selenophorus palliatus (Fabricius) - Selenophorus palliatus Selenophorus pedicularius - female 1017C03 - Selenophorus Ground Beetle - Selenophorus opalinus
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
revision much needed(1)
Explanation of Names
Selenophorus Dejean 1829
2 subgenera, with ~40 spp. in our area and ~200 spp. total(1)
Serial punctures in elytral striae 2, 5, 7 characteristic of the genus.
New World (so. Canada to Argentina), mostly neotropical(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.