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Genus Stenomorphus

Stenomorphus californicus (Ménétries) - Stenomorphus californicus - female 1030C01 - Stenomorphus californicus 926C32 - Stenomorphus californicus 926C37 - Stenomorphus californicus What ground beetle? - Stenomorphus Ground beetle - Stenomorphus Ground beetle - Stenomorphus Ground beetle - Stenomorphus
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 Harpalini
Subtribe Harpalina
Genus Stenomorphus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stenomorpha is a genus in the Tenebrionidae
Explanation of Names
Stenomorphus Dejean 1831
Greek 'slender-shaped'(1)
3 spp. in our area, 6 total(1)
key to spp. in(2)
so. US to S. America; in our area, S. californicum is widespread (AL-NE-TX), the other two spp. restricted to so. AZ & NM(1)
Adults nocturnal, come to lights(3)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.The New World genus Stenomorphus Dejean (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Harpalini)...
Ball G.E., Shpeley D., Currie D.C. 1991. The Canadian Entomologist 123: 933-988.
3.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.