|scientific name Leistus ferruginosus |
On moderately moist, half-shaded ground, usually near running water.
Adults have been collected in May, June and August.
Mandibles broadly explanate; palps very slender; neck constricted behind the eyes; prothorax without seta at hind angles. Piceous to yellowish brown, elytra often with traces of iridescent lustre, all appendages paler. Prothorax strongly constricted towards base, with sides parallel or slightly divergent just before hind angles. Elytral striae deep and strongly punctured, third stria with three to four setigerous punctures. Length 7.8 to 9.3 mm.
No information on North American species. European species overwinter in the larval stage.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species is recorded from Alaska and northwestern United States and western Canada. In Alberta this species has been collected in the western regions along the mountains.
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