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Genus Loricera

bristly-antennaed carabid - Loricera pilicornis Loricera decempunctata Bembidion? - Loricera pilicornis Agonum? - Loricera decempunctata Vashon BioBlitz 2012 - Might this be Loricera decempunctata? - Loricera decempunctata Fairly sure this is a loricera species - Loricera pilicornis Agonum sp. - Loricera Loricera foveata LeConte 1851 - Loricera foveata - female
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 Loricerinae
Tribe Loricerini
Genus Loricera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loricera Latreille, 1802
3 species of the nominate subgenus in our area, 13 species in 3 subgenera total(1)

Loricera decempunctata Eschscholtz
Loricera foveata LeConte
Loricera pilicornis (Fabricius) [two subspecies]
6 to 9 mm (1)
In our area, 2 species are western and one (the Holarctic L. pilicornis) is northern transcontinental. (1)

Worldwide, the genus is Holarctic-Oriental. (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.