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Genus Tetragonoderus

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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 Cyclosomini
Genus Tetragonoderus
Explanation of Names
Tetragonoderus Dejean 1829
Numbers
5 spp. (of which one adventive) in our area, all in the subg. Crossonychus; ~75 spp. in 2 subgenera worldwide(1)
Range
mostly tropical regions of Eurasia and the New World, with a few spp. ranging into the Holarctic Region; in our area, 5 spp. are restricted to so. US and T. fasciatus reaching NY-so.ON-IA(2)
Habitat
riparian situations on sand(2)
Remarks
Hunt at night rather like tiger beetles; many come to light(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.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.