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Genus Poecilus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Harpalinae
Supertribe Pterostichitae
Tribe Pterostichini (Woodland Ground Beetles)
Genus Poecilus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as part of Pterostichus
Explanation of Names
Poecilus Bonelli 1810
Numbers
13 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area (all but one in the nominate subgenus), ~140 spp. in 7 subgenera total(1)
Range
Holarctic genus, by far more diverse in Eurasia; in our area, P. lucublandus is transcontinental, P. chalcites is widespread in the east, and the rest are western, of which P. scitulus ranges east to MB-TX(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.