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Agonum is a large genus of ground beetles in the subfamily Harpalinae, tribe Platynini. They are mid-sized to smallish beetles, typically with dark metallic hues – often reddish or bronze, but sometimes black, green etc.

The genus is generally native to the Holarctic and the Mediterranean region; their southern limit in Central Asia and the Himalaya region is less well understood, and they seem to range outward a bit out of their core regions (e.g. into East Africa).

They are wet-loving throughout their life cycle; for example, the genus is well represented in Ireland, where they are more plentiful than anywhere else in Europe.[1]

Subgenera and selected species

While some subgenera are accepted by most authors (e.g. Europhilus, Olisares and of course Agonum), others are of disputed validity. Moreover, subgeneric separation has historically been mostly focussed on European and Japanese species. The following list does not incorporate the most recent reviews and must be considered very preliminary.

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Agonum species (and Anchomenus dorsalis in lower right corner) from Edmund Reitter's Fauna Germanica (1908)

Agonum (Agonothorax) Motschulsky, 1850 (sometimes in Olisares or Punctagonum)

Agonum (Agonum) Bonelli, 1810

Agonum (Deratanchus) (sometimes in Olisares)

Agonum (Europhilus) Chaudoir, 1859

Agonum (Melanagonum) (sometimes in Olisares)

Agonum (Micragonum) (sometimes in Olisares)

Agonum (Olisares)

Agonum (Platynomicrus) (sometimes in Agonum)

Agonum (Punctagonum) (sometimes in Olisares)

Agonum (Stereagonum) (sometimes in Olisares)

Agonum (Stictanchus) (sometimes in Agonum)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Carabidae of Ireland". The Irish Fauna. National Museums Northern Ireland. 2006. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved April 15, 2011..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}

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Agonum is a large genus of ground beetles in the subfamily Harpalinae, tribe Platynini. They are mid-sized to smallish beetles, typically with dark metallic hues – often reddish or bronze, but sometimes black, green etc.

The genus is generally native to the Holarctic and the Mediterranean region; their southern limit in Central Asia and the Himalaya region is less well understood, and they seem to range outward a bit out of their core regions (e.g. into East Africa).

They are wet-loving throughout their life cycle; for example, the genus is well represented in Ireland, where they are more plentiful than anywhere else in Europe.

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