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Ground Beetle - Harpalus

Ground Beetle - Harpalus
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
March 5, 2006
Size: around 2cm

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Harpalus, male
Assuming the size is an overestimation, this is either H. pensylvanicus or H. texanus. Indistinguishable from photos.

Note that the comment below about Notioba is incorrect. The tarsi on this beetle are consistent with Harpalus species. Also Notiobia is generally much smaller than indicated. N. terminatus mentioned is < 10 mm.

I'm often off on my guesses, though that would be off by quite a bit!

Moved from Harpalus.

Carabidae: Harpalus sp.
A Harpalus. The right person could probably put it to species.

Thank you!

Harpalus sp
Judging from the ratio of the hind tarsus to the antennal scape, this is most likely the closely related Notiobia, and not Harpalus. My best guess is N. terminatus (Say 1823).

Thanks Allan
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