pedunculate ground beetle

(Scarites quadriceps)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

 

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not listed

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

 

Habitat

 

Size

9 16 to 13 16 long


Identification

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

The forewings (elytra) are grooved.

The margins of the pronotum and elytra are black.

 
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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:

Scarites

 

Subgenus:

Scarites (Scarites)

 
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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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  Scarites quadriceps (ground Beetle)
Jamie Verri
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 29, 2015

Saved this Scarites quadriceps or Ground Beetle from my pond. Here he is drying off.

   
       
  Mr Beetle Flips
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Published on Jun 1, 2014

Scarites quadriceps June 2014 Middleton Wisconsin

   
       

 

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