BotW: Bembidion confusum

Bembidion (Odontium) confusum

Bembidion (Odontium) confusum

The Beetle of the Day today is Bembidion confusum.  This is a common species on sandy river and pond shores east of the Rockies in North America.  It’s the species whose head appears on the “Subulate Palpomere” sign.

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2 Responses to BotW: Bembidion confusum

  1. Jeff says:

    What’s the etymology behind the epithet?

    • bembidion says:

      Not sure. But there are many names of Bembidion that suggest various authors had difficulty with them: confusum, dejectum, impotens, difficile, etc. I will write a post about these sometime.

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