Elegant Purple-green Agonum Beetle

Agonum cupripenne

General Status Rank: 
Undetermined
Common Name: 
Elegant Purple-green Agonum Beetle
Scientific Name: 
Agonum cupripenne
Taxonomy
Group: 
Beetle
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Coleoptera
Family: 
Carabidae
General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0
Distribution

Number of Occurrences

RECORDS. Northwest Territories: 2 mi. se. Fort Simpson, 15.VI.-3.VII. 1972, A. Smetana (CNC), 7 22; Rabbitskin River, 23 mi. se. Fort Simpson, 1 9.VI. 1972, A. Smetana (CNC), 1 6; Norman Wells, 21 .VIII. 1948, J.R. Vockeroth (CNC), 1 2. These are the northernmost and first confirmed records of A. cupripenne for the Northwest Territories. The previous record from the Territories (Beaulne 1915; without precise locality) was considered as doubtful by Lindroth (1966: 591). The species was previously known in Canada from Vancouver (British Columbia) to Cape Breton Island (Lindroth 1966:591).
References: 
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Undetermined
Status Rank Description: 
in NT according to Bousquet, Y. Bouchard, P. Davies, AE, and Sikes, DS. 2013. Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. 2nd edition. Pensoft Series Faunistica No 109. 402pp
S Rank: 
SU
Decision Process Description: 
Ranked for NT in Feb 2010 as part of the Canada_wide ranks by Henri Goulet, Ph.D., Yves Bousquet, George Ball, Danny Shpeley, Chris Majka, Gregory Pohl, David Langor, and Reg Webster. Reference used LINDROTH, C. H. The Ground-Beetles (Carabidae, excl. Cicindelidae) of Canada and Alaska.; Reviewed in 2020 by Charlene Wood, no change
Last Updated: 
July 24, 2020

References

Number of Occurrences

  • Bousquet, Y. (1987) The carabid fauna of Canada and Alaska: range extensions, additions, and descriptions of two new species of Dyschirius (Coleoptera: Carabidae).. The Coleopterists Bulletin. 41(2): 111-135. - A332 Return