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Species Bembidion impotens

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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 Trechinae
Tribe Bembidiini
Subtribe Bembidiina
Genus Bembidion
No Taxon (Subgenus Furcacampa)
No Taxon (versicolor group)
Species impotens (Bembidion impotens)
Explanation of Names
Bembidion impotens Casey 1918
impotens = 'powerless'
2.9-3.5 mm(1)
Entire dorsal surface distinctively very shiny due to lack of microsculpture

Det. P. W. Messer, 2013
across NA (NB-BC to FL-CA, Mexico)(2)
Hygrophilous, confined to wet low-elevation habitats with running or standing water(1)
See Also

B. affine
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