Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive


Species Coptodera aerata

Carabid - Coptodera aerata Coptodera aerata greenish Ground beetle - Coptodera aerata Small Ground Beetle - Coptodera aerata Lebia viridis - Coptodera aerata Coptodera aerata Dejean - Coptodera aerata Carabid - Coptodera aerata Coptodera aerata? - Coptodera aerata
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 Lebiini
Subtribe Pericalina
Genus Coptodera
Species aerata (Coptodera aerata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coptodera aerata Dejean
One of five species of Coptodera in North America, but the only one widespread in the eastern U.S. (1)
5 to 7 mm (2)
Eastern U.S.
Found under and on bark of trees in forested areas. The genus is generally arboreal. (1) (2)
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.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.