Agra sp.

Elegant Canopy Beetle

Harpaline ground beetle, Agra sp. (palmata group)


Family: Carabidae

Subfamily: Harpalinae

Tribe: Lebiini


Genus Agra has 545 species, all of them Neotropical. One species, Agra rileyi, has a range that includes south Texas (Bousquet 2012).

The beetle shown here is an Agra sp. in the palmata species group. Determined by Dr. Terry Erwin, Smithsonian Institution.

Photo notes: 3 August 2016. At lights, Berg en Dal, Brokopondo district, Suriname.

GPS data: 5.1494, -55.0692. Elevation 12 meters above sea level.