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Species Laemostenus complanatus - Laemostenus (Laemostenus) complanatus

Carabid beetle - Laemostenus complanatus Beach carabid from San Francisco - Laemostenus complanatus Ground Beetle - Laemostenus complanatus Click Beetle? - Laemostenus complanatus Platynus sp. ?  - Laemostenus complanatus Platynus sp. ?  - Laemostenus complanatus Platynus sp. ?  - Laemostenus complanatus Female Pterostichus? - Laemostenus complanatus - female
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 Sphodrini
Genus Laemostenus
Species complanatus (Laemostenus (Laemostenus) complanatus)
Explanation of Names
Laemostenus (Laemostenus) complanatus (Dejean 1828)
Size
13-16 mm(1)
Range
adventive from s. BC to sw. Calif. (2)(3)(4), native to n. Africa, now almost cosmopolitan(5)
Habitat
littoral in ports; cellars, caves(5)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.PaDIL – High quality images and information tools designed for Biosecurity and Biodiversity
2.The Ground Beetles of Canada
3.California Beetle Project
4.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
5.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.