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Genus Laemostenus

Carabid beetle - Laemostenus complanatus Beach carabid from San Francisco - Laemostenus complanatus - male Beach carabid from San Francisco - Laemostenus complanatus Pterostichus? - Laemostenus complanatus Ground Beetle - Laemostenus complanatus Ground Beetle - Laemostenus complanatus Could this be Harpalus sp? - Laemostenus complanatus Could this be Harpalus sp? - Laemostenus complanatus
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 Sphodrini
Genus Laemostenus
Explanation of Names
Laemostenus Bonelli 1810
Numbers
2 non-native synanthropic spp. in our area, ~200 total(1)
Identification
images of the two adventive spp., L. terricola and L. complanatus
Range
Palearctic genus; in our area, L. terricola is known across the Atlantic Canada + BC; L. complanatus, along the Pacific (BC-CA)(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.