Mann's Mollusk-eating Ground Beetle (Scaphinotus mannii)

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Category: Other insects
Ecosystems: Riparian areas
State status: Candidate
Vulnerability to climate change (More details)


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Climate vulnerability

Sensitivity to climate change


Very limited sensitivity information is available for this species. This species is thought to occupy riparian sections of lowland river canyons, and to seek out shaded, moist areas during the daytime. Its micro and macro habitat preferences likely make it sensitive to flooding, increasingly xeric conditions, and temperature increases.

Confidence: Low

Exposure to climate change


  • Increased temperatures
  • Drought
  • Increased amount and/or duration of flooding
Confidence: Moderate


This species is identified as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) under the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP). SGCN-classified species include both those with and without legal protection status under the Federal or State Endangered Species programs, as well as game species with low populations. The WDFW SWAP is part of a nationwide effort by all 50 states and five U.S. territories to develop conservation action plans for fish, wildlife and their natural habitats—identifying opportunities for species' recovery before they are imperiled and more limited.
This species is identified as a Priority Species under WDFW's Priority Habitat and Species Program. Priority species require protective measures for their survival due to their population status, sensitivity to habitat alteration, and/or recreational, commercial, or tribal importance. The PHS program is the agency's main means of sharing fish and wildlife information with local governments, landowners, and others who use it to protect priority habitats for land use planning.