|scientific name Carabus serratus |
A xerophilus species, confined to open, gravelly ground, usually moraine, with sparse vegetation.
Adults have been collected in May, June and August.
This species is in the subgenus Hemicarabus.. Black, prothorax and elytra with violaceous margins. Prothorax with distinctly reflexed, posteriorly widened sides. Side margins of elytra strongly serrate behind the shoulder. Elytral sculpture very distinct, consisting of each three rows of oblong tubercles separated by four coarsely punctate striae. Length 16 to 24 mm.
Overwinters in the adult stage.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species ranges through most of United States and southern Canada. In Alberta specimens have been collected in the central region and in the extreme south.
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