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Species Amara apricaria

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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 Pterostichitae
Tribe Zabrini (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
Genus Amara (Seed-Eating Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Bradytus)
Species apricaria (Amara apricaria)
Explanation of Names
Amara apricaria (Paykull 1790)
6.5-9.0 mm(1)
native to the Palaearctic; adventive but very widespread in NA (NF-AK south to VA-KS-CO-n.CA)(2)
fields, gardens, parks, sand/gravel pits, moraines, meadows, roadsides, forest clearings, usually on more or less dry sandy soils(1)
autumn breeder(1)
earliest record in our area: QC before 1865(2)