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Species Chlaenius purpuricollis

Carabidae - Chlaenius purpuricollis Carabidae - Chlaenius purpuricollis Carabidae - Chlaenius purpuricollis Chlaenius purpuricollis Chlaenius purpuricollis
Classification
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 Randallius)
Species purpuricollis (Chlaenius purpuricollis)
Explanation of Names
Chlaenius purpuricollis Randall 1838
Identification
Range
NM-NY-QC-NT (2)
Habitat
most common in alvars, which are flat, relatively open grassy areas with shallow or sporadic soil cover over calcareous bedrock. (2)
Remarks
This relatively small chlaeniine had been rarely collected until pitfall trapping showed that it is common in alvars, which are flat, relatively open grassy areas with shallow or sporadic soil cover over calcareous bedrock. Alvars are known from Sweden, Estonia, New York, Michigan, Ohio, and particularly central Canada. The chlaeniine is also found in similar habitats in other parts of North America. (2)
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