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Species Nebria brevicollis - European Gazelle Beetle

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Classification
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 Nebriini
Genus Nebria (Gazelle Beetles)
No Taxon (subgenus Nebria)
Species brevicollis (European Gazelle Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nebria brevicollis (Fabricius 1792)
Size
10-14 mm
Range
Native to Europe, adventive in NA and established in southeast Canada (PQ(1)(2)) and the Pacific Northwest(3)
Habitat
in the Pacific Northwest uses a very wide range of habitats, from highly degraded heavy industrial sites, agricultural fields, parks, etc., to mature conifer forests and otherwise pristine stands of old growth noble fir, from sea level to ~4,100 ft (LaBonte 2011)
Remarks
invasive species (not restricted to anthropogenic habitats) rapidly expanding its North American range; can be abundant in essentially pristine settings (LaBonte 2011)
Print References
LaBonte J.R. (2011) Nebria brevicollis (Fabricius, 1792) in North America, benign or malign? (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Nebriini). Zookeys 147: 497–543 Full text
Works Cited
1.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska
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.Discovery of Nebria brevicollis, a European ground beetle, established in Willamette Valley, Oregon
Kavanaugh, D.H., and LaBonte, J.R. 2008. Proceedings of the California Academy of sciences 59(9): 481-488.