Galerita sp. Galerita sp.    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Carabidae   >   Genus Galerita   


Galerita bicolor and Galerita janus are widespread in the eastern U.S., but are difficult to distinguish.


Distinguish between G. bicolor and G. janus by fine details of head shape. Good close-up photos of the head seem to be required.

There are 14 records in the project database.

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A False Bombardier Beetle (Galerita sp.) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/19/2012). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Galerita species in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/19/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Galerita species in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/23/2015). Photo by George Harley. (MBP list)

A Galerita species in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/19/2018). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A Galerita species in Howard Co., Maryland (12/31/2010). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Galerita species in Charles Co., Maryland (6/16/2020). (c) Carrie Seltzer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Carrie Seltzer via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Galerita species larva in Charles Co., Maryland (6/28/2022). Determined by Ken Wolgemuth and Ethan J. Moore/BugGuide Photo by Julie Simpson. (MBP list)

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