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Species Calathus fuscipes - Calathus (Calathus) fuscipes

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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 Sphodrini
Genus Calathus
Species fuscipes (Calathus (Calathus) fuscipes)
Explanation of Names
Calathus fuscipes (Goeze 1777)
Size
12-15 mm
Identification
Large for a Calathus; dorsal colouration dark, 3rd and 5th striae with punctures
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (BC-OR)(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the nominate subgenus (50 spp., all Palaearctic, mostly Mediterranean)(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.