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UID Coleoptera - Elaphropus

UID Coleoptera - Elaphropus
Cape Charles/ Cape Charles Beach, Northampton County, Virginia, USA
July 23, 2018
UID Beetle - Found on the beach.

Moved from Ground Beetles.

I agree with Peter that this could be incurvus, but as I mentioned to Rob off-BG, I can't rule out a couple other species.
Unfortunately according to Rob the physical voucher of the specimen was destroyed during the DNA-barcoding process.

Moved from ID Request.

Carabidae, near Elaphropus (I
Carabidae, near Elaphropus (I think).

Yes, Elaphropus
and my immediate distant impression was E. incurvus based on dark forebody, elytra with dark central cloud, and shape of pronotum. If true that would be a Virginia state record for this species which is known to approach the surrounding states. Because of this potential new status, I encourage other opinions. It would be ideal if this specimen could be examined by a local expert.

I have these specimens, which will all wind up in USNM collections (with COI barcodes). I will see if someone from Entomology or NEON will examine them.

That's great to have a paper trail for this specimen.
Carabid expert and BugGuider Curt Harden lives in Virginia and so he would want to weigh in with an opinion. I will contact him.

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