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Genus Loricera

Ground Beetle - Loricera pilicornis Loricera decempunctata Agonum? - Loricera decempunctata Agonum? - Loricera decempunctata metallic ground beetle - Loricera foveata Vashon BioBlitz 2012 - Might this be Loricera decempunctata? - Loricera decempunctata Agonum sp. - Loricera Loricera foveata LeConte 1851 - Loricera foveata - 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 Loricerinae
Tribe Loricerini
Genus Loricera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loricera Latreille, 1802
Numbers
3 species of the nominate subgenus in our area, 13 species in 3 subgenera total(1)

Species:
Loricera decempunctata Eschscholtz
Loricera foveata LeConte
Loricera pilicornis (Fabricius) [two subspecies]
Size
6 to 9 mm (1)
Range
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.