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Species Dicaelus purpuratus

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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 Licinini
Subtribe Dicaelina
Genus Dicaelus (Notched-mouth Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Dicaelus)
Species purpuratus (Dicaelus purpuratus)
Explanation of Names
Dicaelus pupuratus Bonelli 1813
Numbers
2 sspp.(1)
Size
20-25 mm(2)
Identification
dorsum purple metallic
Range
D. p. pupuratus MA–ON-WI to GA-AL-se.TX,
D. p. splendidus w.IL-MN–sw.ND to LA-se.TX-se.AZ(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.