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Genus Ophonus

Ophonus puncticeps Carabid - Ophonus puncticeps Ophonus puncticeps Beetles IMG_6590 - Ophonus puncticeps - male - female Beetles IMG_6590 - Ophonus puncticeps - male - female Ophonus puncticeps Ground Beetle - Ophonus puncticeps Ground beetle on Queen Anne's Lace - Ophonus puncticeps
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 Harpalitae
Tribe Harpalini
Subtribe Harpalina
Genus Ophonus
Explanation of Names
Ophonus Dejean 1821
Numbers
2 spp. (both adventive) in our area, ~70 spp. in 6 subgenera total(1)
Range
Palaearctic genus; in our area, se. Canada & ne. US (NS-ON to NJ-IA)(1)
Remarks
both our spp. are members of the subgenus Metophonus Bedel 1897(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.