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Carabidae - Poecilus scitulus

Carabidae - Poecilus scitulus
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
June 11, 2016
Size: 11 mm
I had the impression (simply based on looks not keys) that this handsome beast was Harpalus affinis, but it appears that I went off the wrong branch. Attracted to UV and mercury vapor lights at Rio Bosque Wetlands Park.

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Moved
Looks the most like this one to me.

Moved from Poecilus.

Moved
Moved from Ground Beetles.

 
Thank you Belov!
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Poecilus?
H. affinis from Texas would've been a neat record! But this is in the Pterostichini, and looks most like a Poecilus species to me.
The two setae above each eye rule out Harpalus.
-Curt

 
Thank you Curt!
A man can only hope (of a new record)... I stand corrected. Thank you for your kind help.

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