Subfamily - Carabinae

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


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109 results for "Carabinae"

Carabus serratus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults have been collected in May, June and August. IdentificationThis species is in the subgenus Hemicarabus.. Black, prothorax and elytra with violaceous margins. Prothorax with distinctly reflexed, posteriorly widened sides. Side margins of elytra strongly serrate behind the shoulder. Elytral sculpture very distinct, consisting of each three rows of oblong tubercles separated by four coarsely punctate striae. Length 16 to 24 mm.

Carabus taedatus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults have been collected in June to September. IdentificationThis species is in the subgenus Oreocarabus. A rather variable species, but common features are: Black, without any trace of metallic lustre, elytra often rufinistic. The raised margin of prothorax is better defined inwards than in nemoralis. The elytral sculpture is based on seven faint ridges on each interval between the rows of foveae but the ridges are irregular, often so obscure and confluent that the impression is of punctures arranged into winding rows. Length 16 to 26 mm.

Carabus chamissonis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults have been collected in May to September. IdentificationThis species is in the subgenus Oreocarabus. A rather variable species, but common features are: Black, without any trace of metallic lustre, elytra often rufinistic. The raised margin of prothorax is better defined inwards than in nemoralis. The elytral sculpture is based on seven faint ridges on each interval between the rows of foveae but the ridges are irregular, often so obscure and confluent that the impression is of punctures arranged into winding rows. Length 12.4 to 16.5 mm.

Carabus nemoralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults have been collected in May to October. IdentificationThis species, in the subgenus Archicarabus, is a European introduction. Black or dark piceous, upper surface more or less cupreous or greenish bronze, sides of prothorax, and often elytra, usually violaceous. Elytron with three rows of foveae and on each interval with suggestion of five ridges, so irregular and confluent as to give a scaly appearance. Length 21 to 26 mm.

Carabus maeander

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults collected in May and June. IdentificationThis species is in the subgenus Homoeocarabus. Black, upper surface and prosternum as a rule pronouncedly metallic, varying from bronze to copper or green. The prothorax is more convex than in granulatus, with less flattened sides. In elytral sculpture it resembles granulatus: three rows of strong tubercles alternating with two unbroken, more or less winding ridges; but the sutural ridge is lacking. The elytral margin is feebly serrate behind the shoulder. Length 15 to 23.5 mm.

Carabus granulatus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityThe only Alberta specimen was collected in September. IdentificationThis species, in the subgenus Carabus, is a European introduction. Black, upper surface and prosternum usually with rather dull brassy, sometimes greenish lustre. More slender than C. meander, with longer antennae and legs. The elytral sculpture is almost identical, except that a sutural ridge, inside the first row of tubercles, is at least suggested basally. Prothorax more pronouncedly square, with more broadly flattened sides. The elytral margin is not serrate behind the shoulders. Length 16 to 24 mm.

Calosoma frigidum

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults have been collected in May and June. IdentificationThis species, in the subgenus Calosoma, is characterized by the small, short prothorax which, compared with the elytra, is pronouncedly narrow. Black, often with faint bronze lustre, sides of prothorax and elytral foveae and side margins usually metallic (green, golden or purple); ventral side with green or purple reflection; legs black. Length 17 to 27 mm.

Calosoma lepidum

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults have been collected in April to June. IdentificationThis species, in the subgenus Chrysostigma, is similar to calidum, but differs on the following: The entire body is shorter, with broader elytra, which are almost constantly more or less rufinistic. Prothorax narrower, more constricted towards the base, basal foveae smaller, side margin more narrowly and less distinctly reflexed. Elytral foveae usually more numerous, smaller, not or very little broader than their interval, adjoining striae not disturbed; transverse lines of the intervals less deep and regular, particularly near the suture; all striae as a rule deeper. Length 17 to 23 mm.

Calosoma calidum

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults have been collected in June and July. IdentificationThis species, in the subgenus Chrysostigma, is black, or dark piceous, sometimes with faint bronzy lustre, elytral foveae brilliantly golden coppery or green. Prothorax broad, with evenly curved, widely reflexed sides, and strongly rounded hind angles. Elytra with margin serrate behind the shoulder, striae deep, intervals with strongly engraved transverse lines, dorsal foveae large, rounded, somewhat varying in size, but at least in part broader than the corresponding interval. Length 19 to 25 mm.

Calosoma luxatum

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityMost adults have been collected in May and June, with fewer in April and July. IdentificationThis species, in the subgenus Callisthenes, has completely reduced hind wings and quadrate metepisternum. Deep black, seldom with bluish lustre on sides. Prothorax rather flat, strongly narrowed basally, with backwards protruding, little rounded hind angles. Elytral sculpture with transverse lines at least as strong as the striae, together producing a system of more or less convex, slightly rounded tegulae which are arranged in more or less regular rows and becoming smaller, granulate towards the apex. Length 13 to 21.5 mm.

Calosoma moniliatum

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults have been collected in May to July. IdentificationThis species, in the subgenus Callisthenes, has completely reduced hind wings and quadrate metepisternum. Black, upper surface, especially the elytra, usually with bronze or greenish lustre, the elytral foveae more evidently so, whereas the interlying tubercles are black. Elytron with three catenate intervals. Elytral tubercles more regular, smoother, contrasting against the dull black blackground. Length 14 to 19 mm.

Scaphinotus marginatus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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.

Calosoma sp.

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Carabus truncaticollis

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Carabus vietinghoffi

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Carabus finitimus

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Carabus sylvosus

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Carabus forreri

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Carabus goryi

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Carabus vinctus

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