Acupalpus elegans (Dejean, 1829)

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Acupalpus > Acupalpus elegans

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Acupalpus elegans

Description

Size: 4-4.5mm
Basic colour: Head black, pronotum normally uniformally bright red-brown. Elytra black with basal third, suture and margins red brown.
Pronotoum: Transverse, sides strongly rounded and hind angles indistinct; foveae almost impunctate.
Leg colour: Brown.
Confusion species: Acupalpus flavicollis
, Confusion species: Acupalpus parvulus

Biology

Status: Only known from Thames estuary, last recorded in 1952
RDB Category: Endangered
Habitat: Coastal saltmarshes and under coastal cliffs in wet flushes.

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