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scientific name    Bembidion nitidum    

A xerophilous species, on sandy ground, often moraine; also on gravel and open prairie.

Member of the nitidum group (subgenus Eudromus). Black, very shiny due to complete lack of microsculpture on prothorax and elytra, upper surface with more or less pronounced brassy (rarely bluish) lustre; 1st antennal segment reddish (at least underneath), tibiae piceous. Prothorax with sides little rounded, latero-basal carina very sharp, running almost parallel with side margin. Basal margin of elytra arcuate, shoulder angle about right, 1st to 5th striae evidently punctate. Length 4.1 to 5.3 mm.

life history
Overwinters in the adult stage.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

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