Painted Ground Beetle

Agonum exaratum

General Status Rank: 
Secure
Common Name: 
Painted Ground Beetle
Scientific Name: 
Agonum exaratum
Naming References: 
Taxonomy
Group: 
Beetle
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Coleoptera
Family: 
Carabidae
General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0
Habitat
Ecology: This is the most pronounce arctic N. American species of Agonum, barely occurring below forest limit. On soft, marshy ground at the margin of pools and ponds (Lindroth 1961-1969)
Distribution

Ecozones

Southern Arctic
References: 

Distribution

Expected in Southern Arctic ~260,000 km2 in NT. Locations reported in Lindroth from NT are transferred to NU: Chesterfield, Baker L., Coppermine V., Aklavik
Score: 
G

Number of Occurrences

Salmita Mines, Anderson R, Aklavik (R198) 83 records known from 5 localities (all in the northwest: Kugaluk River, Anderson River, Ft McPherson, Inuvik, Nicholson Pt) and one additional location from Lindroth (Salmita Mines 64°05' N, 111°15' W),. Ecology: This is the most pronouncedly arctic N. American species of Agonum, barely occurring below forest limit. On soft, marshy ground at the margin of pools and ponds (Lindroth 1961-1969 The ground-beetles of Canada and Alaska, parts 1—6).
Score: 
AC
References: 

Area of Occupancy

Score: 
-
Threats

Intrinsic Vulnerability

Score: 
C
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
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: 
S4S5
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 ranks by Chandra Venables (2012-2014) under contract for northern beetles assessment with Environment Canada (National General Status Assessment) – no change; Reviewed in 2020 by Charlene Wood, no change
Last Updated: 
July 24, 2020

References

Ecozones

  • Cannings S and Goulet H (2010) Carabid beetle details (Excell file Carabid NWT Not5) in e-mail sent from Cannings S to S Carriere on Fri 19/02/2010 16:07. Notes on NWT Carabid ranked as other than Undetermined Printed in Bunider - H236 Return

Naming

  • Goulet, H. (2010) Carabidae Canada GSRanks v10 (Excell file) in RE: Conference call February 16 at 1:00 pm and. E-mail list sent Tue 16/02/2010 10:50 from Hebert,Remi [NCR] [Remi.Hebert@ec.gc.ca]to S Carriere based on The Ground Beetles of Canada website http://www.cbif.gc.ca/spp_pages/carabids/phps/a_e.php Printed copy in binder - R198 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • Goulet, H. (2010) Carabidae Canada GSRanks v10 (Excell file) in RE: Conference call February 16 at 1:00 pm and. E-mail list sent Tue 16/02/2010 10:50 from Hebert,Remi [NCR] [Remi.Hebert@ec.gc.ca]to S Carriere based on The Ground Beetles of Canada website http://www.cbif.gc.ca/spp_pages/carabids/phps/a_e.php Printed copy in binder - R198 Return