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Tribe Pterostichini - Woodland Ground Beetles

textured-elytra carabid - Pterostichus punctatissimus black ground beetle - Pterostichus algidus Pterostichus (Cryobius) caribou - Pterostichus caribou Woodland Ground Beetle - Pterostichus Cyclotrachelus ? - Cyclotrachelus sodalis Ground Beetle - Pterostichus Poecilus texanus (LeConte 1863) - Poecilus cyanicolor - female Woodland Ground Beetle - Pterostichus protractus
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 Pterostichitae
Tribe Pterostichini (Woodland Ground Beetles)
Numbers
~250 species in 12 genera in our area(1); thousands of spp. worldwide
Identification
Medium-sized to fairly large, dark, carabids. Distinctive in "having a crossed elytral epipleuron near the apex of the elytron." (2)
Range
throughout NA and much of the world
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Ground Beetles and Wrinkled Bark Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2000. Clemson University.