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Kipling Will
P.(H.) lama
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Containing group: pterostichite grade
Title Illustrations
Scientific Name Pterostichus (Hypherpes) lama
Location California, Sierra Co.
Comments Image taken by A. Seago
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Kipling Will
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage Adult
View Dorsal
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Kipling Will
University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

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Will, Kipling. 2006. Pterostichini. Version 07 July 2006 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Pterostichini/102/2006.07.07 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org

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