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Tribe Abacetini

Ground Beetle - Loxandrus erraticus - male Loxandrus rectangularis LeConte - Loxandrus rectangulus Carabid - Loxandrus crenatus - male Loxandrus 0919C07 - Loxandrus Pterostichini? - Loxandrus Loxandrus duryi Loxandrus duryi
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loxandrini Erwin & Sims, Celioschesini Jeannel
Explanation of Names
Abacetini Chaudoir 1873
45 spp. in 2 genera in our area (all but one in Loxandrus), >800 spp. in ~45 genera worldwide(1)
worldwide, by far more diverse in the Old World tropics (<10% of world fauna in the N. Hemisphere, <10% in the New World); in our area, primarily southeastern(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.