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Species Dicaelus ambiguus

Dicaelus ambiguus - male Dicaelus ambiguus - male 9017370 Dicaelus - Dicaelus ambiguus Carabidae - Dicaelus ambiguus Dicaelus ambiguus Dicaelus ambiguus - male Harpalinae sp. - Dicaelus ambiguus Carabid - Dicaelus ambiguus
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 Licinini
Subtribe Dicaelina
Genus Dicaelus (Notched-mouth Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Paradicaelus)
No Taxon (politus group)
Species ambiguus (Dicaelus ambiguus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dicaelus opacus LaFerté-Sénectère 1841
Dicaelus reflexus LeConte 1847
Dicaelus turbulentus LeConte 1863
Explanation of Names
Dicaelus ambiguus LaFerté-Sénectère 1841
19-25 mm(1)
e. US (NJ-FL to IA-TX)(2)
Works Cited
1.Ground Beetles and Wrinkled Bark Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2000. Clemson University.
2.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.