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Genus Discoderus

Discoderus - female Discoderus impotens (LeConte) - Discoderus aequalis 20160913 Discoderus sp - Discoderus ref photo for peter Messer - Discoderus cordicollis Discoderus? - Discoderus robustus Discoderus pinguis - male Unknown Carabid - Discoderus aequalis Harpalinae?  - Discoderus parallelus
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 Discoderus
A frequent anglicized pronunciation is dis-KOD-er-us with all vowels short and accent is on second syllable. [PWM note]
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
needs revision(1)
Explanation of Names
Discoderus LeConte 1853
'disk-like pronotum'
19 spp. in our area, 28 total(1) (some of the Casey's species will likely be synonymized)
so. Canada to so. Mexico; in our area, all except D. parallelus are restricted to sw. US(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.