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Species Amara aulica

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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 Pterostichitae
Tribe Zabrini (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
Genus Amara (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Curtonotus)
Species aulica (Amara aulica)
Explanation of Names
Amara aulica (Panzer 1796)
Size
11.0-14.3 mm(1) (our largest member of the genus)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA and now widespread across se. Canada (NF-QC) & ne. US (ME-MA)(2)
Habitat
vacant lots, roadsides, pastures, meadows, gravel pits, usually on dry, sandy soils(1)
Season
autumn breeder(1)
Remarks
earliest NA record: NS 1929(2)