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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Perigona

tiny black-headed carabid - Perigona nigriceps tiny black-headed carabid - Perigona nigriceps little carabid - Perigona nigriceps Carabid - Perigona nigriceps Carabid - Perigona nigriceps Dark-headed ground beetle - Perigona nigriceps Perigona nigriceps Stenolophina? - Perigona nigriceps
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 Perigonini
Genus Perigona
Explanation of Names
Perigona Laporte 1835
Numbers
2 species in our area (one native and one adventive; both in the subg. Trechicus LeConte 1853), >100 spp. in 12 subgenera worldwide(1)
Size
our spp. 2.0-2.6 mm(2)
Range
primarily tropical group, most diverse in the Old World; in our area, the native P. pallipennis widespread in the east (e. US + so.ON), the adventive P. nigriceps widespread in the east and in OR-CA(1)