Species Details

Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum Read more about this collection »

SeasonalityU.S. material (mostly from Texas) shows adults being collected from June to August. One Alberta specimen was collected in July. IdentificationAdults: 9.7-12.1mm in length. Known to have four color phases throughout its range: A green phase, with metallic green head, pronotom, and elytra; a blue phase, with dorsal surface blue; a weakly bicolored phase, with head and pronotum metallic green and elytra blue-green and a strongly bicolored phase which has a metallic green head and pronotum and elytra that are dark blue, violet, or blue-black. Alberta specimens are mostly green phase but occasionally of the weakly bicolored variety. Elytral epipleurae are entirely black and the ventral surface of this species is also entirely black. Appendages are entirely brown-orange and antennal segments 1-3 are slightly lighter than segments 4-11. Labrum truncate to slightly emarginate; pronotom transverse, widest at middle; lateral margin not sinuate. Elytral disc slightly convex; striae moderately fine, with fine, close punctation; intervals are flat and densely punctate. Micro sculpture is granular and fairly prominent. Adapted from Bell 1960.

Scientific Name Chlaenius nebraskensis Habitat Have been collected in the Cypress Hills, Sask., from a Carex marsh with a firm bottom. Seasonality U.S. material (mostly from Texas) shows adults being collected from June to August. One Alberta specimen was collected in July. Identification
Adults: 9.7-12.1mm in length. Known to have four color phases throughout its range: A green phase, with metallic green head, pronotom, and elytra; a blue phase, with dorsal surface blue; a weakly bicolored phase, with…
Adults: 9.7-12.1mm in length. Known to have four color phases throughout its range: A green phase, with metallic green head, pronotom, and elytra; a blue phase, with dorsal surface blue; a weakly bicolored phase, with head and pronotum metallic green and elytra blue-green and a strongly bicolored phase which has a metallic green head and pronotum and elytra that are dark blue, violet, or blue-black. Alberta specimens are mostly green phase but occasionally of the weakly bicolored variety. Elytral epipleurae are entirely black and the ventral surface of this species is also entirely black. Appendages are entirely brown-orange and antennal segments 1-3 are slightly lighter than segments 4-11. Labrum truncate to slightly emarginate; pronotom transverse, widest at middle; lateral margin not sinuate. Elytral disc slightly convex; striae moderately fine, with fine, close punctation; intervals are flat and densely punctate. Micro sculpture is granular and fairly prominent. Adapted from Bell 1960.
Life History Adults likely over-winter Conservation Relatively common. Diet Info Predatory, omnivorous. Range The Great Plains and Great Basin Regions, from the Mexican Border to southern Alberta.

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"Species Details - Chlaenius nebraskensis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6306. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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Specimen Information

There are 88 specimens of this Species.

88 results plotted on map in 12 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM72981 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1956-07-22

UASM286730 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286731 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286732 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286733 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286734 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286735 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286736 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286737 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286738 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286739 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286740 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286741 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286742 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286743 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286744 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286745 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286746 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286747 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286748 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

UASM286749 - Chlaenius nebraskensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Arizona, Pima county, Quitobaquito Collected ByBall, G. E. & family; Madge, R. B. Date Collected1960-08-26

Adult Seasonal Distribution