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Tribe Ozaenini

cool carabid - Goniotropis kuntzeni Physea hirta LeConte - Physea hirta Physea hirta LeConte - Physea hirta Pachyteles gyllenhali (Dejean) - Pachyteles gyllenhalii Pachyteles parca LeConte - Goniotropis parca    - Goniotropis parca Beetle - Goniotropis parca
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 Paussinae
Tribe Ozaenini
Numbers
5 species in 3 genera are known from the southwestern U.S. (1)
Worldwide, tribe has about 130 species in 14 genera (1); more recent numbers are 181 species in 24 genera. (2)

Nearctic Genera:
Ozaena - 1 species
Pachyteles - 3 species
Physea - 1 species
Identification
Key to genera of Ozaenini (adapted from (1))

1a - Tibia wide and compressed, with knife-like edge dorsally; femora with deep ventral groove; front tibiae with shallow emargination ... Physea

1b - Tibia not as above; femora not or only slightly grooved .... 2

2a - Front tibiae strongly emarginate, with a prominent tooth at the base of emargination; dorsal surface with long setae; dorsal surface of mandibles not punctate; 11th antennomere dull, same width as 10th, narrowed gradually with granulate mat area on each side extending almost to the base .... Pachyteles

2b - Front tibiae only shallowly emarginate, not toothed; dorsal surface without long setae, either glabrous or with short thick setae; dorsal surface of mandbiles densely punctate; 11th antennomere shining, wider than 10th, apically narrowed with apical portion thickly granulate, mat, and wedge-shaped .... Ozaena
Range
In the Nearctic, only found in the southwestern U.S., but overall has a pantropical distribution. (1)
Habitat
Physea are thought to be myrmecophilous. Species in other genera have been taken in rotten wood and under stones. Larvae have been collected under bark and on bat guano. (1)
Food
Mostly nocturnal predators, but Physea are myrmecophilous. (2)
Print References
(3)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Description and behaviour of Goniotropis kuntzeni larvae (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Paussinae: Ozaenini) and a key to....
Moore, W. and A. Di Giulio. 2006. Zootaxa 1111: 1–19.
3.The Middle American genera of the tribe Ozaenini with notes about the species in the southwestern United States and...
Ball, G.E. and McCleve, S. 1990. Quaestiones Entomologicae, 26: 30-116.