Agonum (Olisares) sp.

Ground Beetle

Agonum sp., Ground Beetle, West Virginia image


Family: Carabidae

Subfamily: Platyninae

Tribe: Platynini


This genus is closely related, and morphologically similar, to Platynus. There are 74 New World species (Ciegler, 2000).

The beetle shown here is in the subgenus Olisares, and in the melanarium species group.

Photo location: Hacker's Creek Road, Upshur County, West Virginia.

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