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Species Notiophilus aquaticus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Nebriinae
Tribe Notiophilini
Genus Notiophilus
Species aquaticus (Notiophilus aquaticus)
Explanation of Names
Notiophilus aquaticus (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
4.5-6.0 mm(1)
Identification
Elytra with single preapical setigerous puncture; legs dark/black; apex of elytra with little pronounced, ± irregular microreticulation; intervals behind shoulder without or with only suggested microsculpture(2)(3)
Quite similar in the above features to N. borealis but differs in microsculpture, genitalia, and having weaker bronzy tinge
Range
Holarctic, incl. northerly parts of North America (AB, AK, AZ, BC, CO,IL, LB, MA, MB, ME, MI, MT, NB, NF, NH, NM, NS, NY, ON, PA, PM, PQ, SK, VT, WI, YT) and Eurasia(4)
Habitat
open places: fields, roadsides, sand/gravel pits, moraines, forest edges(1)
Season
spring breeder(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Illustrated Identification Guide to Adults and Larvae of Northeastern North American Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
Yves Bousquet. 2010. Pensoft Publishers.
2.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.
3.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
4.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.
5.University of Alberta Entomology Collection