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Species Dicaelus politus

Ground Beetle - Dicaelus politus Woodland Ground Beetle - Dicaelus politus Woodland Ground Beetle - Dicaelus politus Ground Beetle - Dicaelus politus Ground Beetle - Dicaelus politus Ground Beetle - Dicaelus politus Dicaelus politus - male Dicaelus politus
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 politus (Dicaelus politus)
Explanation of Names
Dicaelus politus Dejean, 1826
Identification
Of North American Dicaelus this one most resembles "Pterostichus", is smallest (less than 15 mm), shiniest, and does not have elytral interval 7 carinate like the others.
Range
QC-IA south to AL-SC.