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Ground Beetle - Clivina pallida

Ground Beetle - Clivina pallida
Pearl River County, Mississippi, USA
November 27, 2009
Size: 5mm BL
Clivina I think,if it is will be 1st one in S.E. on B.G.,thanks V.
Found in rotting pine.

What are the diagnostic criteria
that would support specifically Clivina pallida? I am unfamiliar with that species. Have you tested it against the recent key to Clivina by Bousquet (1997) in Coleopterists Bulletin 51(4):343-349? According to Ciegler (2000, Ground Beetles of South Carolina), C. pallida is "rufous throughout" contrary to the blackish elytra shown in image.

i asked Yves Bousquet to check the image
he's currently working on N.Am. Clivina, so we have a chance. Info on C. pallida and other se. species is summarized in the Fla. checklist.

Moved tentatively -- will try to have it checked
Moved from ID Request.

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