blue-margined ground beetle

(Pasimachus elongatus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

blue-margined ground beetle

NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

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Habitat

 

Size 13 16 to 1 in length
         
          Photo by Kirk Nelson

Identification

The upper thoracic shield (pronotum) at the base (near the abdomen) is angled inward.

The forewings (elytra) are smooth with no ridges.

The margins of the pronotum and elytra are blue or violet.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 24, 29.


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Taxonomy

Order:

Coleoptera (beetles)

 

Suborder:

Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)

 

Superfamily:

Caraboidea

 

Family:

Carabidae (ground beetles)

 

Subfamily:

Scaritinae

 

Tribe:

Scaritini (pedunculate ground beetles)

 

Genus:

Pasimachus

 

Subgenus:

Pasimachus (Pasimachus)

 
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Common
Names

a ground beetle

pedunculate ground beetle


 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

elytra

The hardened forewings on an insect used to protect the fragile hindwings, which are used for flying, in beetles and true bugs.

 

pronotum

The saddle-shaped, exoskeletal plate on the upper side of the first segment of the thorax of an insect.

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Kirk Nelson
6/18/2016

Location: Wild River State Park

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