Abax (genus)

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Abax parallelepipedus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Genus: Abax
Bonelli, 1810

Abax is a genus of carabid beetles.[1][2] There are approximately 100 mostly holarctic species and subspecies in this genus.[3]

These beetles are mostly glossy black with parallel striation on elytra. They are carnivorous.


A. carinatus


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  2. ^ "Abax Bonelli, 1810". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 27 Mar 2012. 
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