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Genus Philophuga

Philophuga viridicollis (LeConte) - Philophuga viridicollis Philophuga viridicollis (LeConte) - Philophuga viridicollis - female Carabidae - Philophuga caerulea Philophuga viridis amoena (LeConte, 1846) - Philophuga viridis - male Philophuga viridis amoena (LeConte, 1846) - Philophuga viridis - male Unknown beetle - Philophuga viridis Carabidae: Philophuga viridis - Philophuga viridis Carabidae: Philophuga viridis - Philophuga viridis
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 Lebiini
Subtribe Calleidina
Genus Philophuga
Explanation of Names
Philophuga Motschulsky 1859
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, 4 total(1)
Range
w. Canada to Mexico; in our area, Ph. viridis is widely western (BC-CA to MB-KS-?TX) + two southwestern spp.(1)
Remarks
Some authors consider this a subgenus of Calleida.
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.