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Genus Dicaelus - Notched-mouth Ground Beetles

Dicaelus - Dicaelus teter Notched-mouth Ground Beetle - Dicaelus politus Carabid - Dicaelus ambiguus Carabid? - Dicaelus laevipennis Dicaelus elongatus - male Dicaelus dilatatus? - Dicaelus dilatatus carabid - Dicaelus elongatus black beetle  - Dicaelus dilatatus
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 Licinini
Subtribe Dicaelina
Genus Dicaelus (Notched-mouth Ground Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Dicaelus Bonelli 1813
'with two cavities'
Numbers
16 spp. in 3 subgenera, all in our area(1)
Size
11-27 mm(2)
Identification
Large, convex-shaped; pronotum with basal lobes extending over elytra
Range
so. Canada to Mexico(1)
Habitat
Woodlands, esp. deciduous. Usually under rocks, logs.
Food
snails
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.