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Species Clivina fossor

Clivina impressifrons - Clivina fossor Scaritin - Clivina fossor Ground beetle (Clivina sp.) - Clivina fossor Carabid - Clivina fossor Beetle - Clivina fossor Ground Beetle - Clivina fossor Clivina fossor Carabidae - Clivina fossor
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Scaritinae
Tribe Clivinini
Subtribe Clivinina
Genus Clivina
No Taxon (subgenus Clivina)
Species fossor (Clivina fossor)
Explanation of Names
Clivina fossor (Linnaeus 1758)
2 sspp. total; in our area, C. f. fossor(1)
5.5-6.5 mm(2)
dorsum uniformly dark or pronotal disc paler(2)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA and now widespread in ne. & nw. NA (NF-ON-MN to PA-?IL-WI; BC-OR to SK-WY)(1)(3)
open/wet places: fields, orchards, gravel/sand pits, roadsides, water margins, forest edges/clearings(2)
Life Cycle
earliest record in our area: QC 1915(1)