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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Notiophilus biguttatus

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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 Nebriinae
Tribe Notiophilini
Genus Notiophilus
Species biguttatus (Notiophilus biguttatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Notiophilus biguttatus (Fabricius, 1779)

Elaphrus biguttatus Fabricius 1719
4.7 to 6 mm (1)(2)
Shiny bronze color, the tips of the elytra are of lighter color; huge head with bulbous eyes.

Elytra with two preapical setigerous punctures; legs and antennae not entirely pale; elytral intervals smooth, shiny on basal 1/2; striae 2-3 continue to apex; elytra with distinct pale apical vitta. (2)
Introduced from Europe; recorded in Maritime Provinces, New England, BC

North American range is BC, ME, NB, NF, NH, NS, PM (3)
Also WA, ON, and MA based on BugGuide records.
Small insects, springtails.
Internet References
Watford Coleoptera Group - nice images and description - information and images
Works Cited
1.The ground-beetles (Carabidae, excl. Cicindelinae) of Canada and Alaska, parts 1—6
C.H. Lindroth. 1961. Opuscula Entomologica Supplementa XX, XXIV, XXIX, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV.
2.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
3.Catalogue of the Geadephaga (Coleoptera: Trachypachidae, Rhysodidae, Carabidae including Cicindelini) of America north of Mexico
Y. Bousquet and A. Larochelle. 1993. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 125: 1-397.