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Genus Dromius

Dromius piceus Kind of an unusual carabid... - Dromius piceus Small carabid - Dromius piceus Carabid - Dromius piceus beetle - Dromius piceus Ground Beetle - Dromius piceus Ground Beetle - Dromius piceus Small beetle - Dromius piceus
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 Lebiini
Subtribe Dromiusina
Genus Dromius
Explanation of Names
Dromius Bonelli 1810
2 spp. (of which one adventive) in our area (both in the nominate subgenus that contains a half of world fauna), >100 spp. in 3 subgenera total(1)
5-8 mm
worldwide, most diverse in Eurasia; in our area, the native D. piceus is widespread across the continent and the European D. fenestratus in Atlantic Canada (NF-NS)(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.