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Species Chlaenius pennsylvanicus - Say's Ground Beetle

Chlaenius  - Chlaenius pennsylvanicus - male Chlaenius  - Chlaenius pennsylvanicus - male Carabid 4b - Chlaenius pennsylvanicus Chlaenius pennsylvanicus - male Chlaenius - Chlaenius pennsylvanicus Carabidae - Chlaenius pennsylvanicus Carabidae - Chlaenius pennsylvanicus - male Chlaenius pennsylvanicus - male
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 Harpalinae
Supertribe Pterostichitae
Tribe Chlaeniini
Genus Chlaenius (Vivid Metallic Ground Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Chlaeniellus)
No Taxon (pennsylvanicus group)
Species pennsylvanicus (Say's Ground Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Chlaenius pennsylvanicus Say 1823
2 sspp. in our area(1)
10-12 mm(2)
Long, slender, slightly convex. Head an pronotum bright green with some bronze. Elytra dark green to blackish, with fine, deep striations. Pronotum small, lateral margins slightly sinuate, posterior angles rectangular
the nominate ssp. transcontinental in the north (NF-BC south to FL-LA-KS-CO-OR), C. p. blanditus Casey, sw. US (UT-AZ-w.TX)(1)
Mar, Jun-Jul in SC(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.Ground Beetles and Wrinkled Bark Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2000. Clemson University.