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Species Omophron nitidum - Shiny Round Sand Beetle

Round Sand Beetle - Omophron nitidum Omophron nitidum LeConte - Omophron nitidum Round black and pale beetle - Omophron nitidum Round black and pale beetle - Omophron nitidum American Round Sand Beetle? (Omophron americanum) - Omophron nitidum American Round Sand Beetle? (Omophron americanum) - Omophron nitidum Omophron nitidum LeConte - Omophron nitidum Omophron nitidum
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 Omophroninae
Tribe Omophronini
Genus Omophron (Round Sand Beetles)
Species nitidum (Shiny Round Sand Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Omophron nitens Chaudoir 1868
Explanation of Names
Omophron nitidum LeConte 1848
nitidum = 'shiny'
Identification
Range
c. US (nw.IN-MN-NE to AL–TX) - Map (2)(3)
Season
Adults: Mar-Dec(1)
Remarks
Nocturnal; adults take cover during the day in burrows dug in the ground, or in leaf litter. Adults are gregarious; often come to lights.(1)