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Genus Platynus

Agonum sp.? - Platynus tenuicollis Ground beetle - Platynus cincticollis Ground Beetle - Platynus brunneomarginatus Lebiini? - Platynus decentis Platynus larva (urogomphi) - Platynus Beetle  - Platynus cincticollis Beetle for ID - Platynus Ground Beetle - Platynus decentis
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 Platynini
Genus Platynus
Explanation of Names
Platynus Bonelli 1810
Numbers
23 spp. in 6 subgenera in our area, probably >800 spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
keys: to NA spp. except P. daviesi in(2); to eastern spp. in(3)
Range
Holarctic, Oriental, and Neotropical regions; by far more diverse in the Southern Hemisphere; in our area, 12 spp. in 2 subgenera in the east (of which 2 transcontinental), 4 subgenera in the west only (mostly sw. US)(1)