Bembidion ephippigerum (LeConte, 1852)

Bousquet, Yves, 2012, Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico, ZooKeys 245, pp. 1-1722: 412-413

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scientific name

Bembidion ephippigerum (LeConte, 1852)
status

 

Bembidion ephippigerum (LeConte, 1852) 

Ochthedromus ephippiger  LeConte, 1852a: 188. Type locality: "San Diego [San Diego County, California]" (original citation). Two syntypes in MCZ [# 5542]. Note. According to ICZN (1999: example for Article 31.2.2), names ending in -fer and -ger may be nouns in apposition (e.g., Bembidion ephippiger  ) or adjectives in the masculine gender (e.g., Bembidion ephippigerum  ). In such case the name is to be treated as a noun in apposition unless the author indicated that the name was an adjective or the evidence of usage is decisive. LeConte (1852a: 188) did not specify that the name was an adjective but the evidence of usage is decisive because the name has been treated as an adjective since Leng (1920: 51).

Distribution.

This species is confined to the west coast ranging from Vancouver Island (Lindroth 1963b: 345) to southern California (LeConte 1852a: 188; Fall 1901a: 42). The records from “Montana,” “Wyoming,” “Utah,” “Arizona” (Hayward 1897: 111), and “Colorado” (Csiki 1928: 118) almost certainly refer to Bembidion salinarium  Casey.

Records.

CAN: BC (VCI) USA: CA (CHI), OR, WA

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Bembidion