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Species Elaphropus quadrisignatus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Trechinae
Tribe Bembidiini
Subtribe Tachyina
Genus Elaphropus
No Taxon (subgenus Tachyura)
Species quadrisignatus (Elaphropus quadrisignatus)
Explanation of Names
Elaphropus quadrisignatus (Duftschmid 1812)
native to so. & c. Europe(1)
in its native range, banks of streams/creeks in mountains & foothills(1)
A single specimen captured in New Jersey (2010) and posted on BugGuide is tentatively the first North American record of E. quadrisignatus as identified by P.W. Messer and supported tentatively by Yves Bousquet (2012)
earliest record in our area: NJ 2010
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera Poloniae