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Long-necked Ground Beetle

Colliuris pensylvanica (Linnaeus)

Family Carabidae, Tribe Odacanthini


Parsons Run, Duluth, Fulton Co., Georgia
May 16, 2004 (Troy Bartlett)

Texas County Records for Colliuris pensylvanica

County Record Data from E.G. Riley, Dec. 2005

Range: Coast to coast across the U.S., north to Canada, south to Mexico.

Adult Activity: Several specimens were attracted to lights in late April at Palmetto State Park. (Taber & Fleenor, 2005)

Biology: Favors wet areas. 

Photos: Artwork of Colliuris pensylvanica and similarly odd Carabids


pensylvanica (Linnaeus, 1767)
    pennsylvanica (syn.)
    pensylvanicus (syn.)
    pennsylvanicus (syn.)

Stamp: Colliuris dimidiata featured on a 1953 Portuguese Guinea stamp


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Blackwelder, R. E. 1944-57. Checklist of the Coleopterous Insects of Mexico, Central America, The West Indies, and South America, Parts 1-6. United States National Museum, Bulletin 185. Washington, D.C. xii + 1492 pp.

Choate, P.M. 2001. Manual for the Identification of the Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) (including tiger beetles) of Florida. Pre-publication manuscript. University of Florida, Gainesville. 40 pp.

Taber, S.W. & S.B. Fleenor. 2005. Invertebrates of Central Texas Wetlands. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock. 328 pp.

White, R.E. 1983. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 368 pp.

Frank, W.A., & J.E. Slosser. 1996. An illustrated guide to the predaceous insects of the northern Texas Rolling Plains. MP-1718. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station. 28 pp.

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