Trechus balsamensis Barr

Balsam Ground Beetle (Trechus balsamensis)

This species was described in 1962, it is, or rather was, apparently restricted to its type locality, a place named Water Rock Knob in Haywood County, North Carolina, USA.

The beetles inhabited spruce-fir forests where they could be found beneath moss carpets. [1]

The species is considered likely extinct.



[1] Thomas C. Barr Jr.: Revision of Appalachian Trechus (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Brimleyana 2: 29-75. 1979


edited: 07.09.2020