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Genus Harpalus

Another red-legged carabid - Harpalus rufipes Carabidae 01b - Harpalus affinis Carabid - Harpalus rubripes Pennsylvania Dingy Ground Beetle - Harpalus pensylvanicus Ground Beetle - Harpalus vagans - male Harpalus affinis - male Harpalus caliginosus Harpalus ? - Harpalus pensylvanicus
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 Harpalini
Subtribe Harpalina
Genus Harpalus
Explanation of Names
Harpalus Latreille 1802
Greek, 'greedy'(1)
Numbers
59 spp. in 7 subgenera in our area, ~415 spp. in ? subgenera worldwide
Range
mostly Holarctic, with some representation in the Oriental & Afrotropical Regions(2)
Works Cited
1.An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana.
Blatchley, W. S. 1910. Indianapolis,Nature Pub. Co.
2.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.