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Genus Agonum

Ground beetle - Agonum melanarium Carabid - Agonum cyanopis Bright green carabid - Agonum octopunctatum Ground Beetle - Agonum moerens Agonum excavatum Agonum consimile (Gyllenhal) - Agonum consimile - male Ground Beetle - Agonum sordens Agonum decorum? - Agonum decorum
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
J.K. Liebherr. 1994. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 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.