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Genus Sericoda

Sericoda quadripunctata Carabid under wood - Sericoda bembidioides Ground Beetle - Sericoda obsoleta Ground Beetle - Sericoda obsoleta Ground Beetle - Sericoda obsoleta Ground Beetle - Sericoda obsoleta bembidioides I believe - Sericoda Mt Lemmon carabid - Sericoda bembidioides
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 Platynini
Genus Sericoda
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated as part of Agonum
Explanation of Names
Sericoda Kirby 1837
Numbers
4 spp. in our area, 8 total(1)
Range
New World & Eurasia; all but one of our spp. are holarctic(1)
Remarks
Members of this genus are pyrophiles (attracted to fire) and are often seen in large numbers during and after forest fires (Lindroth 1966)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.