Species - Chlaenius sericeus

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


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Chlaenius sericeus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityAdults collected in Alberta from April to mid-July. IdentificationAdults: 11.4 – 16.1 mm in length. Entire dorsal surface usually metallic green, though sometimes appears bronze and also can appear bluish when viewed obliquely; rarely with entire dorsal surface being blue. Antennae are long and slender. Pronotum is usually subquadrate, having a basal width of more than 90% of the greatest width across the pronotum; sides slightly sinuate near obtuse posterior angles; middle usually with the greatest width and with apex much narrower than the base; the lateral rim is slightly wider posteriorly and is usually somewhat translucent. Aedeagus with right paramere usually entire and obtusely pointed. Adapted from Bell 1960.

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