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Genus Loxandrus

Loxandrus Loxandrus sp? - Loxandrus - male Ground Beetle  - Loxandrus Black beetle with pale tail spot (2) - Loxandrus 923C11 - Loxandrus 926C33 - Loxandrus Loxandrus vulneratus? - Loxandrus - male Loxandrus icarus Liebherr and Will 1998 - Loxandrus icarus - female
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 Abacetini
Genus Loxandrus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
paraphyletic group
Explanation of Names
Loxandrus LeConte 1853
Numbers
44 spp. (arranged into 9 groups) in our area, ~210 described spp. total(1) (estimated ~3 times that many by Will 2008)
Range
Neotropical (most spp.), Nearctic, and Australian regions; in our area, mostly se. US (3 spp. reach so. ON)(1)
Habitat
Most spp. markedly hygrophilous(2)
Remarks
Many spp. come to light sources(2)
See Also
Some Pterostichus look very similar.
Print References
Allen R.T. (1972) A revision of the genus Loxandrus LeConte (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in North America. Entomologica Americana (New Series) 46: 1–184.
Bousquet Y. (2006) New synonymies and notes on North American Loxandrus LeConte (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 60: 145-157. (Abstract)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.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.