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Species Pasimachus depressus

Pasimachus depressus - male Pasimachus depressus - female Blue Margined Beetle - Pasimachus depressus - male - female Pasimachus depressus - male Pasimachus depressus - female Pasimachus depressus Pasimachus depressus Carabidae - Pasimachus depressus
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 Pasimachini
Genus Pasimachus
No Taxon (depressus group)
Species depressus (Pasimachus depressus)
24-31 mm
Large, black, elytra and pronotum often bordered with blue/violet. Elytra of male shiny, of female dull, neither have striations or punctures. Base of pronotum (next to abdomen margined). Hind tarsus long and slender. (1)
Eastern-central: NY-FL; W to WI-IA-TX (2)
Deciduous forests?
January, April-October (South Carolina). April-September (North Carolina).
Presumably predatory on caterpillars, grubs, as other members of this genus.
Print References
Ciegler, p. 37, fig. 33 (1)
Brimley p. 116 (3)
Internet References
North Carolina State University lists 71 pinned, most frequently collected member of genus in the collection.
Works Cited
1.Ground Beetles and Wrinkled Bark Beetles of South Carolina
Janet Ciegler. 2000. Clemson University.
2.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.