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American Marsh Ground Beetle

Elaphrus americanus

Description:

An uncommon species of beetle encountered only one time before in the state of Iowa. This beetle was small, metallic green with dispels which are a purple-blue color. Very "tiger beetle" looking.

Habitat:

Found on a sandbar on Clear Creek which runs through the northern most part of Iowa State University's campus. This area is surrounded by woods.

Notes:

Found during an unusually warm spring break.

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4 Comments

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 5 years ago

Thanks everyone, for your kind words.

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Wonderful looking bug! Great images.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Wonderful shots and finding!

Jae
Jae 5 years ago

Beautiful spotting, LuckyLogan.

LuckyLogan
Spotted by
LuckyLogan

Ames, Iowa, USA

Spotted on Mar 17, 2016
Submitted on Mar 18, 2016

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