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Species Perigona nigriceps

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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
Species nigriceps (Perigona nigriceps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trechicus nigriceps
Explanation of Names
Perigona nigriceps (Dejean 1831)
Size
2.0-2.5 mm(1)
Identification

Det. V> Belov, 2009
Range
adventive in e. NA, CA-OR (NS–e.IA south to FL-TX)(2)(3); native to tropical Asia (where it is abundant in rubbish and groundnut), now cosmopolitan
Habitat
margins of ponds, lakes, gardens(1); commonly found in cellars or associated with stored products(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: before 1853(2)