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Genus Anisodactylus

Ground Beetle - Anisodactylus rusticus Ground Beetle - Anisodactylus verticalis Beetle for ID - Anisodactylus Ground Beetle - Anisodactylus nigrita Ground Beetle - Anisodactylus dulcicollis - male Ground Beetle - Anisodactylus harrisii  Poecilus lucublandus? - Anisodactylus harrisii Anisodactylus merula  - Anisodactylus merula - male
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 Anisodactylus
Explanation of Names
Anisodactylus Dejean 1829
Numbers
33 spp. (incl. one adventive) in 6 subgenera in our area, ~50 spp. in 9 subgenera total(1)
Identification
best separated from Harpalus by having the mentum and submentum partially (usually over the lateral lobes) or entirely fused and spongy adhesive setae underneath some of the pro- and mesotarsomeres of the males(2)
Range
Holarctic(1)