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ground beetle - Selenophorus opalinus

ground beetle - Selenophorus opalinus
Pitkin, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA
July 27, 2019

Attracted to MV light. I think this is Notiobia, but there are some close possibilities so I am not sure. Help appreciated.

Moved from Anisodactylina.

Tribe Harpalini
would be as far as I could take this image with confidence. A single perpendicular view (not this single lateral oblique view) usually improves the chance of someone taking this specimen to deeper taxonomy. A second desired photo would be a perpendicular closeup of the pronotum. Also, posting body length in millimeters is a tremendous help in identifying the harpalines. I realize that getting all this stuff in the heat of a gathering or a bioblitz is easily overlooked.

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