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Genus Ophonus

Ophonus puncticeps Ground beetle - Ophonus puncticeps - male Stenolophus? - Ophonus puncticeps Carabid - Ophonus puncticeps - female Carabid - Ophonus puncticeps GB 1 7.27 - Ophonus puncticeps Ground beetle on Queen Anne's Lace - Ophonus puncticeps Ophonus puncticeps
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
2 spp. (both adventive) in our area, ~70 spp. in 6 subgenera total(1)
Palaearctic genus; in our area, se. Canada & ne. US (NS-ON to NJ-IA)(1)
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.