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Genus Agonum

Ground Beetle - Agonum Agonum pallipes Carabidae ID help! - Agonum Carabid - Agonum cupripenne Carabid - Agonum aeruginosum Poecilus - Agonum Agonum punctiforme? - Agonum punctiforme Agonum sp? - Agonum muelleri
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 Agonum
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
classification used in the Guide follows(1)
72 spp. in our area(2), >250 worldwide(3), arranged in 4 subgenera, all represented in NA(1)
Key to NA species:(2)
with some exceptions, near water
Works Cited
1.Phylogeny and biogeography of the Laurasian genus Agonum Bonelli (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Platynini)
J.K. Liebherr, J. Schmidt. 2004. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 51(2): 151-206.
2.Identification of New World Agonum, review of the Mexican fauna, and description of Incagonum, new genus, from South America
Liebherr J.K. 1994. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 102: 1-55.
3.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.