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Species Chlaenius tricolor

beetles from blacklight, Northern Indiana 1 - Chlaenius tricolor - male Chlaenius sp.? - Chlaenius tricolor Vivid Metallic Ground Beetle - Chlaenius sp. - Chlaenius tricolor Chlaenius tricolor - female Black beetle with fine hair and yellow legs - Chlaenius tricolor Chlaenius tricolor? - Chlaenius tricolor Beetle - Chlaenius tricolor Chlaenius tricolor
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 Chlaeniini
Genus Chlaenius (Vivid Metallic Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Chlaeniellus)
No Taxon (nemoralis group)
Species tricolor (Chlaenius tricolor)
Explanation of Names
Chlaenius tricolor Dejean 1826
Numbers
2 sspp., both in our area(1)
Size
11-14 mm(2)
Identification
(2):
comparatively broad pronotum, widest at middle
appendages orange-brown, but antennomeres 4-11 darker
venter black
Range
Ch. t. tricolor is widespread east of the Rockies (NF-GA to MT-c.NM), Ch. t. vigilans so.BC-CA-UT to Guatemala; the two intergrade just west of the Rocky Mts(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.Ground Beetles and Wrinkled Bark Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2000. Clemson University.