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Species Philorhizus melanocephalus

Philorhizus melanocephalus
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 Dromiusina
Genus Philorhizus
Species melanocephalus (Philorhizus melanocephalus)
Explanation of Names
Philorhizus melanocephalus (Dejean 1825)
2.5-3.5 mm
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive in NA (Vancouver Is., BC)(1)
coastal dunes, occasionally peat bogs; in moist, shadowy situations between herbaceous vegetation, under moss, leaf litter or other kinds of plant debris(2)
earliest record in our area: BC 1996(1)