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Genus Microthylax

Olive Tiger Beetle (Microthylax olivacea) - Microthylax olivacea
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 Cicindelinae (Tiger Beetles)
Tribe Cicindelini (Flashy Tiger Beetles)
Genus Microthylax
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly a subgenus of Cicindela, elevated to genus rank by Erwin and Pearson (2008)(1)
Explanation of Names
Microthylax Rivalier 1954
Numbers
A single (adventive) species in our area, another one in w. Mexico(2)
Range
one sp. of Cuban origin apparently colonized Florida Keys (not reported since the 1980s)(3)
Works Cited
1.A treatise on the Western Hemisphere Caraboidea (Coleoptera): Their classification, distributions, and ways of life. Vol. II
Erwin T.L., Pearson D.L. 2008. Pensoft Series Faunistica 84. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia. 400 pp.
2.Distributional Range Maps for North American Species of Tiger Beetles
3.A Field Guide To The Tiger Beetles Of The United States And Canada
David Pearson, C. Barry Knisley, Charles J. Kazilek, David L. Pearson, Barry C. Knisley. 2005. Oxford University Press.