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Genus Pseudomorpha - Western False-form Beetles

flat, elongate, brown beetle - Pseudomorpha Pseudomorpha sp - Pseudomorpha Pseudomorpha Pseudomorpha - Pseudomorpha augustata Pseudomorpha - Pseudomorpha augustata Pseudomorpha sp.? - Pseudomorpha Pseudomorpha huachinera Amundson & Erwin 2013 - Pseudomorpha huachinera Pseudomorpha sp. - Pseudomorpha
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 Pseudomorphini
Genus Pseudomorpha (Western False-form Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Pseudomorpha Kirby 1823
Numbers
many dozen spp. in our area (24 described), arranged into 20 species-groups; ~160 spp. total (>¾ of which still undescribed)(1)
Range
New World (OR-CO to Argentina) and so. Australia; in our area, by far most diverse in sw. US, with just 1 sp. in the southeast(1)(2)
Habitat
dry loamy or sandy soil in deserts, grasslands, and forests; adults in and around ant nests, larvae are ant nest inquilines(1)
Life Cycle
females are ovoviviparous(1)