Why did the Scarites Cross the Road? - Scarites subterraneus
East of Salem, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA May 16, 2005
This Carabid crossed the bike trail in front of my wife and I. It was pretty good about stopping to let me take its picture.
I'm placing under Scarites subterraneus primarily because that is the only species reported from West Virginia. This is confirmed in Bousquet and Larochelle's 1993 catalog of Nearctic Carabidae. The only other species found in any state contiguous to West Virginia is S. quadriceps, which has been collected in Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennyslvania (among other states) but has not been collected in Virginia or Maryland.
Contributed by Stephen Cresswell on 21 January, 2006 - 7:52am Last updated 9 February, 2006 - 4:50am
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