Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

subgenus Scaphinotus

Scaphinotus petersi - Scaphinotus vandykei - male Scaphinotus elevatus Fabricius - Scaphinotus elevatus Scaphinotus (Scaphinotus) vandykei Roeschke - Scaphinotus vandykei Scaphinotus unicolor - female Scaphinotus elevatus - male Scaphinotus elevatus - male Scaphinotus roeschkei Van Dyke, 1907 - Scaphinotus snowi - male Scaphinotus unicolor (I think) - Scaphinotus unicolor
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 Carabinae
Tribe Cychrini
Genus Scaphinotus
No Taxon subgenus Scaphinotus
25 taxa arranged in 9 spp, all but two in our area(1)
much of the US and adjacent Canada (most diverse in the mountains of NM-AZ and in the Appalachians); 2 taxa in Mexico(1)
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.