Loricera rotundicollis Chaudoir, 1863
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Published in
- Chaudoir, M. Description de cicindélètes et de carabiques nouveaux. -. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée (2), 15: 111-120, 187-188, 223-225. (1863).
- Loricera rotundicollis
Macrohabitat: Lowlands to mountains, 13 – 2743 meters altitude, in pine/fir
forest impoundments with Scirpus. Microhabitat: Adults are ground-dwelling on wet clay
beaches that are sun-exposed, yet protected from winds and strong wave action and free of
vegetation, e.g. margins of beaver ponds with Typha marshes at their borders. Dispersal abilities:
Macropterous, capable of flight; swift runners. Seasonal occurrence: Adults have
been found in March – July. Behavior: Adults are diurnal, predaceous and active in the sunshine.
Macrohabitat: Midlands to mountains, 930-2928 meters altitude. Microhabitat: Adults are found on higher, dry ground in cloud, oak, oak-pine forests with Arbutus, Arctostaphylos, Abies, Quercus spp. and Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex Lawson & C. Lawson, P. durangensis Martinez, P. cooperi C.E. Blanco; rarely found in open areas at higher altitudes. Dispersal abilities: Wing-dimorphic, brachypterous the most common form; macropterous individuals found only in large populations. Seasonal occurrence: Adutls have been found in January, March, and May-December. Larvae found in August. Behavior: Behavior: According to Lindroth (1961), adults of this genus are very hygrophilous and very active in teh sushine, running and flying. Adults are predaceous on springtails (Collembola), as are the larvae that possess adhesive mouthparts. Adults use their stiff long setae on the basal segments of their antennae as an enclosing trap to capture springtails. Larvae use the apical part of their galea as a sticky trap to capture springtails. Adults hibernate. Adults take cover in the day under fallen trees and in the leaf litter. Larvae and pupae also found under large embedded stones. (Ball & Erwin, 1969; Erwin, 2001; Data from CAS, NMNH, UASM collections)
Distribution: Native, New World. USA – AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT.
Common name:Highland Marsh and Bog beetle
Synonyms: Elaphrus finitimus Casey, 1920:137
Elaphrus ruscarius foveatus Pierce, 1948:54
Geographic Status: NEA
Locality: Native, New World. Guatemala; Mexico- GO, JA, HD, MX, MH, ML, OA, PU, QT, SL, SI, VC.
Common Name: Round-Collared Springtail-Hunter
Synonyms: Loricera rotundicollis Chaudoir, 1863