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Species Amphasia sericea

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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 Harpalini
Subtribe Anisodactylina
Genus Amphasia
Species sericea (Amphasia sericea)
Explanation of Names
Amphasia sericea (Harris 1828)
Size
8.8-11.0 mm(1)
Range
e. NA (NB-FL Panhandle to SK-TX)(2)
Habitat
open places: fields, orchards, pastures, sand/gravel pits, usually on dry sandy soils(1)
Season
adults in spring and summer
Remarks
adults are nocturnal and come to lights