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Species Notiophilus palustris

Notiophilus palustris
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 Nebriinae
Tribe Notiophilini
Genus Notiophilus
Species palustris (Notiophilus palustris)
Explanation of Names
Notiophilus palustris (Duftschmid 1812)
native to, and widespread across n. Eurasia, adventive in NA (Atlantic Canada: NS-PE)(1)(2)
moist and shadowy situations, mostly w ściółce, in moss, leaf litter(2)
earliest record in our area: NS 1968(1)(3)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.Coleoptera Poloniae
3.Notiophilus palustris (Coleoptera, Carabidae), a Eurasian carabid beetle new to North america
Larochelle, A. and M.C. Lariviere . 1990. Entomological News 101: 211-212.