Species Details

Blethisa quadricollis

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SeasonalityAll of the Alberta records are from June. IdentificationThe largest species in the genus, at once recognized by the rounded hind angles of the prothorax. Black, usually with bronzy, brassy or golden, along the margins often bluish or greenish, lustre. Length 15.5-17.8 mm.

Scientific Name Blethisa quadricollis Seasonality All of the Alberta records are from June. Identification The largest species in the genus, at once recognized by the rounded hind angles of the prothorax. Black, usually with bronzy, brassy or golden, along the margins often bluish or greenish, lustre. Length 15.5-17.8 mm. Life History Overwinters in the adult stage. Conservation Relatvely rare, due to local occurrences. Diet Info Both larvae and adults are predatory. Range This species ranges across the norther United States and most of Canada. In Alberta the only records are from the central region.

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"Blethisa quadricollis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2875. Accessed 06 May. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Coleoptera Suborder Adephaga Superfamily Caraboidea Family Carabidae Subfamily Elaphrinae Tribe Elaphrini Genus Blethisa Species Blethisa quadricollis
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