Category Archives: Beetle of the Week

BotW: Elaphrus

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:

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BotW: Bembidion 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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BotW: A brilliant Bembidion

This is a lovely but unnamed Bembidion from Arizona and New Mexico, first found by George Ball in the 1960s. I lives under willows on the banks of rivers. It is much easier to find at night (using a headlamp) … Continue reading

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