Because I have been remiss at blogging about beetles recently, today I’ll post two Beetles of the Week. Both are members of the carabid tribe Lachnophorini. The first is a member of the genus Calybe, which are elegant, ant-like species that live on sand or silt shores of bodies of water (rivers, lakes). I found the Calybe sallei, below, in Texas.
The second is Lachnophorus elegantulus, a common species on gravel river shores in the Southwestern USA and neighboring Mexico.