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Genus Polpochila

Big-headed Carab - Polpochila erro - female Thick headed Carabidae - Polpochila erro - male Polpochila? - Polpochila erro Polpochila? - Polpochila erro Another big jawed Carabid. - Polpochila erro - female Another big jawed Carabid. - Polpochila erro - female Polpochila erro Polpochila?  - Polpochila erro
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 Harpalitae
Tribe Harpalini
Subtribe Stenolophina
Genus Polpochila
Explanation of Names
Polpochila Solier 1849
Numbers
two subgenera, with 3 spp. in our area and ~25 total(1)
Identification
Key to species compiled from (2)(3).
1 Head large; gena (ventrad eye) wider than width of antennomere 1; mandibles dorsally with surface strigose nearly to base ...2 (subg. Phymatocephalus)
Head normal, gena narrower than antennomere 1; mandibles dorsally strigose only in apical 1/3 .. P. (s. str) rotundicollis
2. Last abdominal segment with 4 apical setae in both sexes; prothorax with straighter sides, hind angles well-marked ......... P. capitata
last abdominal segment with 2 apical setae in both sexes; sides and hind angles of prothorax more rounded..... P. erro
Range
neotropical genus ranging into so. AZ, NM, w. TX(2)
Habitat
hygrophilous; fly to lights in desert areas(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.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.
3.Revision du genre Polpochila Solier
J. Negre. 1963. Revue Francais d'entomologie.