Polistichus connexus (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)

Taxonomy: Adephaga > Carabidae > Polistichus > Polistichus connexus

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Polistichus connexus
Polistichus connexus

Description

Size: 8-9.5mm
Basic colour: Brown
Pattern colour: Head red-brown, elytra dark black-brown with an elongate pale area covering most of intervals 3-6 except the extreme apices.
Pronotoum: Red-brown. Densely punctured, not transverse, hind angles sharp but slightly obtuse.
Leg colour: Pale brown.

Biology

Status: Declining. Local and usually coastal in the extreme south and east of England.
RDB Category: Vulnerable
Habitat: Cracks and crevices, usually in clay soils or cliff bases but also on sandy or gravelly soils.
Other notes: Dorsal surface flat and pubescent throughout. Antennae entirely pubescent, basal segment wider than the remainder. Tarsal claws not toothed. Head sparsely but very strongly punctured; strongly contracted behind the protruding eyes, which have a strong row of curved hairs behind. Elytra densely punctured, intervals flat; apices transversely truncate. Wings present.

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