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Species Chlaenius leucoscelis

carabid - Chlaenius leucoscelis unkn beetle - Chlaenius leucoscelis - female Chlaenius? - Chlaenius leucoscelis Greenish Ground Beetle - Chlaenius leucoscelis Chlaenius leucoscelis Chlaenius leucoscelis Chlaenius leucoscelis monachus - Chlaenius leucoscelis Chlaenius leucoscelis monachus - Chlaenius leucoscelis
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 Pterostichitae
Tribe Chlaeniini
Genus Chlaenius (Vivid Metallic Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Lithochlaenius)
Species leucoscelis (Chlaenius leucoscelis)
Explanation of Names
Chlaenius leucoscelis Chevrolat 1834
leucoscelis = 'white-legged'
Numbers
3 sspp. in our area(1), others in Mexico
Range
w. US (OR-CA to OK-TX) & Mexico; in our area(1):
Ch. l. monachus: Colorado River basin, sw. CO to AZ-CA
Ch. l. sanantonialis: c.CO-NM-OK-TX
Ch. l. sonomae: sw.OR to Kern Co., CA
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.