BotW: Elaphrus

Elaphrus ruscarius

Elaphrus ruscarius

This beautiful ground beetle is from Hyco Creek in North Carolina.  It is not a Bembidion, but it is a carabid beetle, as are Bembidion. The genus Elaphrus has many spectacular species.  Here’s another species from the same habitat:

Elaphrus lindrothi

Elaphrus lindrothi

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2 Responses to BotW: Elaphrus

  1. If it weren’t for tiger beetles, those would be the prettiest carabids I’ve ever seen! 🙂

    Are those alive or dead? Nice choice of substrate for the photographs.

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