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Species Sphaeroderus nitidicollis

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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 Carabinae
Tribe Cychrini
Genus Sphaeroderus (Small Snail Eating Beetles)
Species nitidicollis (Sphaeroderus nitidicollis)
Explanation of Names
Sphaeroderus nitidicollis Guérin-Méneville 1829
Numbers
2 sspp.(1)
Size
S. n. nitidicollis 14.1-17.8 mm, S. n. brevoorti 12.5-13.8 mm(1)
Identification
The only relatively constant structural difference between the two sspp. is the size(1)
Range
NF-e.SK south to New England-ne.MN(2)
Habitat
mixed & coniferous forests, mainly under logs & in leaf litter(1)
Season
autumn breeder(1)