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Species Badister neopulchellus

black-spotted orange beetle - Badister neopulchellus Badister - Badister neopulchellus Carabid - Badister neopulchellus Carabidae, dorsal - Badister neopulchellus Carabid - Badister neopulchellus Badister neopulchellus Lindroth - Badister neopulchellus Badister sp? - Badister neopulchellus Badister neopulchellus
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 Harpalitae
Tribe Licinini
Genus Badister
No Taxon (Subgenus Badister)
No Taxon (pulchellus group)
Species neopulchellus (Badister neopulchellus)
Explanation of Names
Badister neopulchellus Lindroth 1954
Size
5.2-6.1 mm
Identification
head black; pronotum orange; elytra orange with large black patches at front, middle, and rear; scutellum and basal half of antenna dark
Range
throughout NA (NT-CA to NS-GA)(1)
Habitat
grassy marshes; adults come to light
See Also
B. pulchellus has pale scutellum and pale basal half of antenna (not dark as in neopulchellus), and has a more restricted range (Tennessee to Illinois, Indiana, and Ontario)
Thanks to Peter Messer for pointing out these differences here.
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.