Species Details

Bembidion levettei

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SeasonalityAdults of this species has been collected in May to September. IdentificationMember of the inaequale group (subgenus Bracteon). Similar to B. inaequale in color though usually with more sombre ground color (sometimes green); smooth parts of elytra purple or cupreous, as a rule; prothorax sometimes with darker disc; femora more or less reddish at base but tibiae hardly paler. Prothorax broader than in B. inaequale. It is best distinguished from this species on the sculpture of elytra; these are strongly transversely depressed behind the base and only intervals (2-) 3-5 are shiny in front of the depression; the mirror of the 7th (-8th) interval behind middle is never isolated but broadly connected with the similarly sculptured inner intervals. Length 5.4 to 6.3 mm.

Scientific Name Bembidion levettei Seasonality Adults of this species has been collected in May to September. Identification
Member of the inaequale group (subgenus Bracteon). Similar to B. inaequale in color though usually with more sombre ground color (sometimes green); smooth parts of elytra purple or cupreous, as a rule; prothorax…
Member of the inaequale group (subgenus Bracteon). Similar to B. inaequale in color though usually with more sombre ground color (sometimes green); smooth parts of elytra purple or cupreous, as a rule; prothorax sometimes with darker disc; femora more or less reddish at base but tibiae hardly paler. Prothorax broader than in B. inaequale. It is best distinguished from this species on the sculpture of elytra; these are strongly transversely depressed behind the base and only intervals (2-) 3-5 are shiny in front of the depression; the mirror of the 7th (-8th) interval behind middle is never isolated but broadly connected with the similarly sculptured inner intervals. Length 5.4 to 6.3 mm.
Life History No information available. Conservation Relatively common. Diet Info Both larvae and adults are predatory. Range This species rages across the northern United States, and most of Canada. In Alberta this species is known from the central third, and the extreme north-east corner of the province.

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"Bembidion levettei, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2895. Accessed 06 May. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Coleoptera Suborder Adephaga Superfamily Caraboidea Family Carabidae Subfamily Trechinae Tribe Bembidiini Genus Bembidion Species Bembidion levettei
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