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Genus Dicaelus - Notched-mouth Ground Beetles

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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 Licinini
Subtribe Dicaelina
Genus Dicaelus (Notched-mouth Ground Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dicaelus Bonelli 1813
Explanation of Names
Latin di 'two' + caelus 'engraved' (refers to the pronotal depressions)
15 spp. in 3 subgenera in our area, 17 spp. total(1); selected local faunas: 6 spp. in Canada(2), 8 in NC(3), 7 in FL(4), 3 in NH(5), 8 in OK(6), 4 in WI(7)
11-27 mm(8)
Large, convex-shaped; pronotum with basal lobes extending over elytra
Nearctic genus: so. Canada and the US (east of Sierra Nevada) to Mexico(1)
Woodlands, esp. deciduous. Usually found under rocks, logs.
Typically March-November (SC)
Internet References
checklist of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (8 spp.)