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Genus Elaphropus

Elaphropus sp. - Elaphropus Ground beetle - Elaphropus xanthopus Carabidae - Elaphropus lighter apically - Elaphropus Elaphropus? - Elaphropus vernicatus Carabid - Elaphropus granarius Elaphropus Elaphropus vivax
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 Trechinae
Tribe Bembidiini
Subtribe Tachyina
Genus Elaphropus
Explanation of Names
Elaphropus Motschulsky 1839
~30 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area (all but one adventive sp. are in the subg. Barytachys), ~350 spp. in ~10 subgenera worldwide(1)(2)
worldwide; throughout the US and so. Canada(1)