Parascalops breweri is a species of ground beetle native to the eastern United States. It is a small, black beetle with a yellow-orange band across its elytra. It is found in sandy soils, often near the edges of woodlands, and is active during the day. Its lifespan is typically one to two years. The current population of Parascalops breweri is stable, but it is considered a species of special concern in some states.
Name Origin: Parascalops breweri is named after the American zoologist, Charles Henry Gilbert (1859-1928). Gilbert was a professor of zoology at Stanford University and was the first to describe the species in 1892. He named it after his friend, the American entomologist, Charles Valentine Riley (1843-1895). Riley was the first to describe the genus Parascalops in 1877.
Related Species: Parascalops affinis, Parascalops richardsoni, Parascalops hubbsi