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Species Dicaelus teter

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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 Licinini
Subtribe Dicaelina
Genus Dicaelus (Notched-mouth Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Paradicaelus)
No Taxon (politus group)
Species teter (Dicaelus teter)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dicaelus teter Bonelli, 1813

Synonyms:
Dicaelus ovipennis Casey, 1913
Size
14 to 22 mm (1)
Identification
Lateral extension of right mandible combined with carinate elytra and lack of tubercle on left mandible distinguish this species. (1)
Range
Eastern U.S. and southern Canada. (1)

State/Province Records: (2)
CAN: ON, QC
USA: AL, CT, DC, GA, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV
Habitat
Has been found in damp shady ravines. (1)
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.