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Genus Pelophila

Pelophila borealis (Paykull) - Pelophila borealis Pelophila rudis (LeConte) - Pelophila rudis Pelophila borealis - male
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 Nebriinae
Tribe Pelophilini
Genus Pelophila
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelophila Dejean 1821
2 species in the genus, both in our area. (1)

Pelophila borealis Paykull
Pelophila rudis LeConte
Holarctic (P. borealis is circumpolar, P. rudis is Nearctic); both species are arctic/subarctic transcontinental in North America. (1)
Marshes, borders of slow-flowing streams. (1)
Print References
Kavanaugh, D.H. 1996. Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Pelophila Dejean to other basal grade Carabidae (Coleoptera). Annales Zoologicae Fennici, 33: 17-21. Online pdf here
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.