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Photo#856102
Ground Beetle - Harpalus - male

Ground Beetle - Harpalus - Male
Gray Court, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
October 15, 2013
Size: 15mm
Found mating at night in a grassy area. I had no camera so I gathered the pair for photos. This smaller one was on top so I am assuming that this is the male.

First South Carolina record for BG

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

nice series... suspect a Harpalus; yes, a male
hope you get a name soon

 
Thanks V
I still have it, if I need to try and get any more shots. I hope to get pictures of the female tomorrow. It's raining right now and I do not have a good flash for my camera yet so I can't photograph her today.

 
Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) sp.
near pensylvanicus, but South Carolina is an area where H. texanus can also occur, and unfortunately they cannot be distinguished externally.

 
Still have specimen
I still have this specimen if you would like to ID it. I have pictures of it's mate that I will be posting later.

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