Amara aenea (DeGeer, 1774),

Bousquet, Yves, 2012, Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico, ZooKeys 245, pp. 1-1722: 593

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.245.3416

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scientific name

Amara aenea (DeGeer, 1774)
status

 

Amara aenea (DeGeer, 1774) 

Carabus aeneus  DeGeer, 1774: 98. Type locality not stated; "Uppsala, Sweden" selected by Lindroth (1968: 732). Lectotype (♀), designated by Lindroth (1968: 732), in NRSS.

Amara devincta  Casey, 1918: 307. Type locality: "New London [New London County], Connecticut" (original citation). Holotype [by monotypy] (♂) in USNM [# 47312]. Synonymy established by Darlington (1936d: 20), confirmed by Lindroth (1968: 733).

Distribution.

This European species is adventive in North America where it is known in the east from Newfoundland (Lindroth 1955a: 111) to southwestern Manitoba (Stjernberg 2011: 71), south to northeastern Oklahoma (Hieke 1990: 203), northern Louisiana (Morehouse and West Carroll Parishes, Igor M. Sokolov pers. comm. 2009), and the Florida Panhandle (Okaloosa County, CNC) and in the west from southern British Columbia (Jarrett and Scudder 2001: 378; CNC) to southeastern Alberta (CNC), south to northern Colorado, north-central Arizona, and the San Francisco Bay area in west-central California [see Hieke 1990: Fig. 23]. The first inventoried specimen collected in the eastern part of this continent was found in Brooklyn, New York, in 1904 and in the western part in San Francisco, California, in 1941 (see Hieke 1990: 202, 204). This species was recorded from “Amérique septentrionale" by Dejean (1828: 466), under the name Amara trivialis  Gyllenhal, a synonym of Amara aenea  , suggesting that it was already present in North America by that time. The identification of the specimen(s) was confirmed by Lindroth (1968: 732). However, considering that the next documented specimen from this continent was collected only at the beginning of the xx Century, there is doubt about the provenance of Dejean’s specimen(s).

Records.

CAN: AB, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS (CBI), ON, PE, QC USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY - Adventive

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Hexapoda

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Amara

Loc

Amara aenea (DeGeer, 1774)

Bousquet, Yves 2012
2012
Loc

Amara devincta

Casey 1918
1918