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Genus Anisodactylus

Beetle - Anisodactylus Dark beetle on a dark path - Anisodactylus rusticus Anisodactylus - female Unknown Beetle - Anisodactylus harrisii Small ground beetle - Anisodactylus sanctaecrucis Harpalina? - Anisodactylus anthracinus Anisodactylus nigrita Dejean 1829 - Anisodactylus nigrita - male Brown shoulders - Anisodactylus
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
Pronunciation
According to The Century Dictionary, Anisodactylus is pronounced a-nī-sō-DAK-ti-lus. [PWM note]
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)