Bembidion litoraleDavid R. Maddison
Adult External Characteristics
Distinct mirrors on intervals 2 through 7, outer mirrors broadly connected or isolated from inner mirrors. Pronotum basally constricted, somewhat convex, lacking basilateral carina, midlateral setae present or absent; male protarsomere with narrow adhesive setae on the ventral surface.
Aedeagus stout, with dorsally bent ventral margin of the ostial cavity. Ventral Sclerite Patch large, with unscaled (but occasionally striated) dorsal ridge. Ostial microtrichial patch dense and narrow.
Comparison with Related Species
Most similar to B. conicolle. B. litorale has a more convex prothorax with more rounded sides (that is, much more basally constricted) than does B. conicolle. For further details about differences, see the description under B. conicolle. It is possible that B. conicolle and B. litorale are synonyms; see Maddison (1993) for more details.
A Palearctic species, found from the British Isles and Spain, south to Greece, north to Finland, and east across Asia to the Lena River.
- Elaphrus litoralis Olivier 1790
- Elaphrus paludosus Panzer 1794
- Bembidium elegans Germar 1824
- Bembidium var.caeruleum Krynicki 1832
Other Names for Bembidion litorale
- Bembidion melanotinctum
- Bembidion evanescens
- Bembidion elegans
- Bembidion paludosum
- Bembidion krynickii
- Bembidion coeruleum
- Bembidion palmosum
- Bembidion nigrans
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David R. Maddison
Oregon State University
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