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Species Stenolophus ochropezus

Ground Beetle - Stenolophus ochropezus Seedcorn Beetle - Stenolophus ochropezus Seedcorn Beetle - Stenolophus ochropezus Stenolophus ochropezus Stenolophus ochropezus Beetle - Stenolophus ochropezus Stenolophus ochropezus Mojave-51 - Stenolophus ochropezus
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 Stenolophina
Genus Stenolophus (Seedcorn Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Stenolophus)
Species ochropezus (Stenolophus ochropezus)
Explanation of Names
Stenolophus ochropezus (Say 1823)
Size
5-7 mm(1)
Identification
Elytra iridescent, legs pale, pronotum with a narrow pale margin which often extends along the elytral suture and the elytral margins; metatarsomere 1 distinctly longer than the second. Pronotum may be dark brown.
Range
e NA to CA (NS–se.SK to FL-TX-CA) & Mexico; W. Indies(2)(3)
Habitat
often found in wet areas; very common at lights
Season
Adults are active from spring thru fall in various habitats(4)
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.
3.Illustrated Beetle (Coleoptera) Inventory of the Sabal Palm Sanctuary (Cameron County, Texas)
Edward G. Riley & Michael A. Quinn. 2011. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
4.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.