Explanation of Names
Selenophorus opalinus (LeConte 1863)
Body length 9.5 - 10.7 mm(1)
usually; rarely ~ 9 mm.
Relatively large size and shiny iridescent elytra with series of tiny punctures in striae #3, #5, & #7. Alert: an undescribed species [Cite:1019640] discovered recently in southeastern Texas superficially appears like a small (8 - 8.5 mm) S. opalinus.
leaf litter in lowland hardwood forests, under rocks under forest canopy or along forest margins at low altitudes(1)