Harpalus erythropus

Harpaline Ground Beetle

Harpalus erythropus, Ground Beetle, Tribe Harpalini

Family: Carabidae

Subfamily: Harpalinae

Tribe: Harpalini

Length: 9.5 - 11.5 mm


In Harpalus erythropus the elytral striae are smooth rather than punctate or micropunctate; the elytral intervals are punctate only at the base (Ciegler, 2000).

Look for this species in spring and summer, at lights or under rocks or logs.

The blue-green states and provinces on the map below are the ones with published records of Harpalus erythropus.

Photo data: 21 July 2008. At lights, Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

Determined by Dr. Terry Erwin, Smithsonian Institution.

A congener photographed at the same location is Harpalus pensylvanica.

Range map for Harpalus erythropus