Bembidion properans (Stephens, 1828),

Majka, Christopher G., Bousquet, Yves & Westby, Susan, 2007, The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada: review of collecting, new records, and observations on composition, zoogeography, and historical origins, Zootaxa 1590, pp. 1-36: 7

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273915

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:55B69D24-15EB-4FA8-B15E-6A27F007B2B3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/711C87BC-2505-956C-FF3F-B243FE6382C5

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Bembidion properans (Stephens, 1828)
status

 

Bembidion properans (Stephens, 1828) 

NOVA SCOTIA: Halifax Co.: Halifax, 1.vii. 1942, M. Mosher, carrot row, (4, ACNS); Kings Co.: Kentville, 27.v – 7.vi. 1949 and 28.vi. 1949, C.R. MacLellan, insecticide plots, (2, ACNS); Lunenburg Co.: Lunenburg, 16.ix. 1954, C.J.S. Fox, (1, ACNS).

This species was first reported in North America by Lindroth (1954) on the basis of a single specimen collected by W.J. Brown in 1947 in Dartmouth and subsequent specimens collected by C.H. Lindroth in 1951 in Halifax, Riversdale, and Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia, and D.C. Ferguson in 1952 in Halifax ( NSMC). The above specimens, collected in 1942 in Halifax, establish a new and earlier timeline for this species on the continent. It is also noteworthy that specimens were collected so soon afterwards in Kings (1949) and Lunenburg (1954) counties, indicating either rapid dispersal or multiple points of entry. The species is found in vacant lots, edges of fields, roadsides, sand pits, and open forests; primarily on open, moderately moist soil ( Larochelle & Larivière 2003).

ACNS

Agriculture Canada Nova Scotia

NSMC

Nova Scotia Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Bembidion