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Genus Leistus

Leistus ferruginosus Mannerheim - Leistus ferruginosus Leistus ferruginosus Leistus ferruginosus tiny bug - Leistus ferruginosus tiny bug - Leistus ferruginosus Leistus ferrugineus - male Leistus longipennis Casey 1920 - Leistus longipennis - male Leistus longipennis Casey 1920 - Leistus longipennis - male
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 Nebriinae
Tribe Nebriini
Genus Leistus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leistus Frolich 1799
Numbers
4 species, one of which is introduced (1)

Nearctic species:
Leistus ferrugineus (Linnaeus 1758) - introduced from Palaearctic, known from at least Newfoundland
Leistus ferruginosus Mannerheim 1843 - western
Leistus longipennis Casey 1920 - western (CA, OR)
Leistus madmeridianus Erwin 1970 - western (CA)
Range
The introduced Leistus ferrugineus can be found in Newfoundland. The remaining species have a western distribution, from California north to Alaska and east to Alberta. (1)
Habitat
Often found in wet, shady places, usually in leaf litter near streams. (1)
Food
Predatory.
Print References
Larson, D.J. 1978. Leistus ferrugineus (L.) (Coleoptera: Carabidae), new to North America. The Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol 32(4): 307-309.
Erwin, T.L. 1970. The Nearctic species of the genus Leistus Frolich (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 46: 111-119.
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.