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Species Clivina fossor

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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 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)