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Species Calleida planulata

Calleida planulata LeConte - Calleida planulata Calleida planulata LeConte - Calleida planulata
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 Lebiini
Subtribe Calleidina
Genus Calleida
No Taxon (subgenus Calleida)
Species planulata (Calleida planulata)
Explanation of Names
Calleida planulata LeConte, 1858
Some specimens are almost testaceous in color, bronzed or greenish in the vicinity of the elytral humeri. (Wickham 1897)
southmost TX (Cameron Co.) to C. Amer. - Map (1)(2)
Not uncommon, though by no means abundant, on herbage in the tropical jungles. (Wickham 1897)
June-Sept. (Wickham 1897),(BG data)
At the time of Dr. Horn's revision of the genus only one specimen, of doubtful locality, was known. The above record will therefore serve to fix the claim as native to the United States. (Wickham 1897)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1858. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera, chiefly collected by the United States and Mexican boundary commission, under Major W.H. Emory, U.S.A. Proceedings Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10: 59-89.
Wickham, H.F. 1897. The Coleoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. I. Bulletin from the Laboratories of Natural History of the State University of Iowa 4 [1896-98]: 96-115. (Full Text)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard