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Tribe Licinini

Ground Beetle - Dicaelus politus ground beetle - Badister transversus Dicaelus purpuratus Dicaelus? Carabidae - Dicaelus teter Carabidae - Dicaelus carabid - Badister reflexus Dicaelus teter
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 Licinini
Other Common Names
Notch-mouthed Ground Beetles (tip of labrum deeply grooved)(1)
Explanation of Names
Licinini Bonelli 1810
62 spp. in 3 genera of 2 subtribes in our area, ~235 spp. arrayed in four subtribes worldwide(2)
None taken north of ~57°N
many members are molluscivorous (apparently, a general characteristic of the tribe) (Ball 1992)
a population of Licinus silphoides persisted for a while in Massachusetts, but no specimen has been caught in North America for 100+ yrs(2)
Print References
Ball G.E. (1992) The tribe Licinini (Coleoptera: Carabidae): a review of the genus-groups and of the species of selected genera. J. New York Entomol. Soc. 100(2): 325-380.
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.