Species Details

Scaphinotus marginatus

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SeasonalityAdults have benn collected in May to August. IdentificationThis is the only species of Scaphinotus found in Alberta. Black, fore-body sometimes faintly bluish or violaceous, elytra from bright coppery to black, margins always with bluish, greenish, violaeous or golden lustre. Prothorax with sigle lateral seta each side, near middle. Elytral sculpture rough, consisting of 14-16 deep, punctured striae, at times rather irregular. Length 11.5 to 19 mm.

Scientific Name Scaphinotus marginatus Habitat Rather eurytopic, though in southern regions mainly in the forests, near the margin of brooks. Seasonality Adults have benn collected in May to August. Identification
This is the only species of Scaphinotus found in Alberta. Black, fore-body sometimes faintly bluish or violaceous, elytra from bright coppery to black, margins always with bluish, greenish, violaeous or golden lustre.…
This is the only species of Scaphinotus found in Alberta. Black, fore-body sometimes faintly bluish or violaceous, elytra from bright coppery to black, margins always with bluish, greenish, violaeous or golden lustre. Prothorax with sigle lateral seta each side, near middle. Elytral sculpture rough, consisting of 14-16 deep, punctured striae, at times rather irregular. Length 11.5 to 19 mm.
Life History Nocturnal. Overwinters in the larval stage. Adults may live more than one year. Conservation Common. Diet Info Adults feed on snails. Larvae are probably predatory. Range This species is found in northwestern United Staes and western Canada. In Alberta this species is known from west central regions.

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"Species Details - Scaphinotus marginatus, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1559. Accessed 06 Oct. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Coleoptera Suborder Adephaga Superfamily Caraboidea Family Carabidae Subfamily Carabinae Tribe Cychrini Genus Scaphinotus Species Scaphinotus marginatus
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum