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Species Elaphropus parvulus

small carabid - Elaphropus parvulus Elaphropus parvulus
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 Tachyina
Genus Elaphropus
No Taxon (subgenus Tachyura)
Species parvulus (Elaphropus parvulus)
Explanation of Names
Elaphropus parvulus (Dejean 1831)
Size
1.7-2.4 mm
Identification
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.
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA (Pacific Northwest: sw.BC-OR-ID)(1)
Remarks
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.