blue-margined ground beetle

(Pasimachus elongatus)

Conservation Status
blue-margined ground beetle
Photo by Kirk Nelson
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

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.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

13 16 to 1 in length

 
     
 

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Distribution
 
 

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Sources

24, 29, 30, 82.

 
  2/24/2021      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
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  
       
 

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Common Names

 
 

a ground beetle

pedunculate ground beetle

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Elytra

The hardened or leathery 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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