Ophonus puncticeps

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Ophonus puncticeps
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Carabidae
Subfamily: Harpalinae
Tribe: Harpalini
Genus: Ophonus
Species: O. puncticeps
Binomial name
Ophonus puncticeps
Stephens, 1828
Synonyms[1]
  • Harpalus angusticollis G. Muller, 1921
  • Harpalus orientis Schauberger, 1926

Ophonus puncticeps is a species of ruderal[2] ground beetle native to the Palearctic (including Europe), and the Near East.[1]

Description[edit]

The species is black coloured with brownish legs and antennas. It is phytophagous and is 6.5–9 millimetres (0.26–0.35 in) long.[2]

Distribution[edit]

In Ireland, it was believed to be found in Belfast, where it was first found in 1902. At first, it turned out to be Harpalus puncticollis, a species described by Paykull in the same year. But, later on it was confirmed that it was actually Ophonus rufibarbis.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ophonus (Metophonus) puncticeps Stephens, 1828". 2.5. Fauna Europaea. July 23, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ophonus puncticeps". Ground Beetles of Ireland. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 

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