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Species Calathus fuscipes - Calathus (Calathus) fuscipes

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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 Harpalitae
Tribe Sphodrini
Genus Calathus
Species fuscipes (Calathus (Calathus) fuscipes)
Explanation of Names
Calathus fuscipes (Goeze 1777)
12-15 mm
Large for a Calathus; dorsal colouration dark, 3rd and 5th striae with dorsal punctures.
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA, where is restricted to the Pacific Northwest: BC (Vancouver area) & WA
our only representative of the nominate subgenus (34 spp., all Palaearctic)(1)
Works Cited
1.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.