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Species Asaphidion curtum

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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 Trechinae
Tribe Bembidiini
Subtribe Bembidiina
Genus Asaphidion
Species curtum (Asaphidion curtum)
Explanation of Names
Asaphidion curtum curtum (Heyden 1870)
Size
4-5 mm
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA (ME-NY)(1)
Habitat
bare soil in gardens and on sandy ground with freshwater nearby
Remarks
earliest NA record: Long Island, NY, late 1920s(1)
See Also
Elaphrus spp. live mostly on mud flats
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.