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Species Elaphropus parvulus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Trechinae
Tribe Bembidiini
Subtribe Tachyina
Genus Elaphropus
No Taxon (subgenus Tachyura)
Species parvulus (Elaphropus parvulus)
Explanation of Names
Elaphropus parvulus (Dejean 1831)
1.7-2.4 mm
Distinguished from other Elaphropus in North America by the complete 8th elytral stria. The five well impressed punctate striae on each dorsal elytron also helps.
native to Europe, adventive in NA (Pacific Northwest: sw.BC-OR-ID)(1)
earliest record in our area: WA 1940(1)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.