Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#826300
Small Carabid - Scaritinae? - Semiardistomis viridis

Small Carabid - Scaritinae? - Semiardistomis viridis
4 miles West of Winnsboro, Wood County, Texas, USA
June 16, 2013
Size: ~ 6mm
Another carabid that was collected at MV/UV lights. Not as distinct in image is the dark bluish/greenish sheen that is on the dorsal side of the thorax and the dorsal outer edge of the elytra. Help appreciated.

Images of this individual: tag all
Small Carabid - Scaritinae? - Semiardistomis viridis Small Carabid - Scaritinae? - Semiardistomis viridis Small Carabid - Scaritinae? - Semiardistomis viridis

Moved
Moved from Semiardistomis.

Semiardistomis viridis vs S. puncticollis.
These two Texan species are easiest separated (correspondingly) by prontal disk portion without setigerous punctures vs with many such punctures. I wish the pronotum showed clearer which of these character states. For now I tend to favor S. viridis -- also because the elytra appearing more robust/wide relative to the forebody.

Moved
Moved from Scaritinae.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.