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Species Carabus nemoralis - European Ground Beetle

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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 Carabinae
Tribe Carabini
Genus Carabus
Species nemoralis (European Ground Beetle)
Other Common Names
Bronze Carabid
Explanation of Names
Carabus nemoralis O. F. Müller, 1764
22-25 mm
n. US & Canada, absent from Great Plains (BG data)
native to Europe, adventive in NA (in the east: NF-MN-ne.VA; in the west: BC-CA to AB-UT; isolated in the Saskatoon area, SK)(1)
synanthropic: cultivated ground in city parks, gardens, adjacent woodlands
mostly Apr-Oct (BG data)
a member of the subgenus Archicarabus Seidlitz (10 spp. in Europe & the Middle East)(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.