Notiophilus novemstriatus

Big-eyed Ground Beetle

Notiophilus novemstriatus, Ground Beetle photo


Family: Carabidae

Subfamily: Nebriinae

Length: 4 - 6 mm


Notiophilus ground beetles are small and black or brassy, with very large bulging eyes. Commonly on each elytron there is a wide interval between two of the striae.

These beetles may be found walking on open ground, in leaf litter, or in clumps of broom sedge.

Photo data: 6 April 2006. At a reclaimed strip mine. Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia.

GPS data: 39.0765, -80.2390. Elevation 429 meters.