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Green, with setae, carabid - Poecilus diplophyrus

Green, with setae, carabid - Poecilus diplophyrus
Picture Rocks, NW of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
August 8, 2008
Size: 11 mm

Moved tentatively
Moved from Poecilus.

The fungi on this carabid is a member of the genus Laboulbenia.


Moved from Ground Beetles.

can be safely moved to Pterostichini

Moved from Beetles.

yup, a moldy Pterostichus i believe

About the setae
If you are referring to the bristles at the tips of the elytra and on some of the legs, these are a fungus (order Laboulbeniales) that live on insect exoskeletons. The beetle? Dunno.

This is a species of Poecilus and it is definitely covered in Laboulbeniales. That's got to itch!

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