Green Ground Beetle
( Chlaenius sericeus )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Chlaenius sericeus
(Forster ,1771 )
Common Name:Green Ground Beetle
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Adephaga
Family:Carabidae
Subfamily:Harpalinae
Tribe:Chlaeniini
Genus:Chlaenius
Taxon Code:COL00700
ITIS/TSN:111460
Identification By:Michael Caterino, Ph.D. (to genus)

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Morgan Territory, Morgan Territory, Morgan Territory, Clayton
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB380000
Open Space Location:Morgan Territory

RECOGNITION
Recognition
Wikipedia: From the Chlaenius is a large and diverse genus of ground beetle. It is native to the Palearctic (including Europe), the Near East, North Africa, Afrotropical region, and the Nearctic. BugGuide.net( Chlaenius sp.): Medium-sized to large, often with vivid metallic coloration; pronotum distinctively punctate; head, pronotum, and elytra setose (covered with fine hairs), smell foul when disturbed (like leather),
Description
Thorax: Front angle of pronotum prominent. Posterior margin slightly to very wavy; and the dorsal surface is densely punctate (covered with pits) and with barely detectable pubescence. Dorsal surface of the pronotum also is marked posteriorly with two tiny impressions near the base. The median line of pronotum is shallow. Wings: The elytra are dull, with fine yellowish pubescence. Striations are fine and are, basically, rows of small punctures. Mouthparts: Mandibles are short and curved. The left mandible is no more than slightly longer than eye.
Body Length
11-16 mm.

BIOLOGY
Food
Predatory
Habitat
Found along the edges of lakes and streams.
Range
Throughout the United States and adjacent Canada, and in Mexico.
Active Period
March to November.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Chlaenius sericeus. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/14064). Accessed June 26, 2017. .
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