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Genus Loxandrus

unknown Carabidae - Loxandrus Ground Beetle  - Loxandrus Stenolophus? - Loxandrus 9020531 Loxandrus - Loxandrus Loxandrus 0919C07 - Loxandrus Pterostichini? - Loxandrus 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.