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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Perigona nigriceps

golden black-headed carabid - Perigona nigriceps little carabid - Perigona nigriceps Beetle - Perigona nigriceps ground beetle - Perigona nigriceps Perigona nigriceps Carabid - Perigona nigriceps Tachys sp.? - Perigona nigriceps Dark-headed ground beetle - Perigona nigriceps
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)
2.0-2.5 mm(1)
native to tropical Asia (where it is abundant in rubbish and groundnut), now cosmopolitan; adventive in NA (NS–e.IA south to FL-TX in the east, OR-CA in the west)(2)(3)
margins of ponds, lakes, gardens(1); commonly found in cellars or associated with stored products(2)
earliest record in our area: before 1853(2)