|scientific name Nebria metallica |
In the south found in the vicinity of running water; in Alaska found in the open country.
The two specimens were collected in June.
Member of the metallica group, characterized by: presence of a group of setae laterally at base of sternites 3-5, in addition to the 2 or more apical setae; elytra usually metallic, uneven intervals catenate, as a rule. Black, upper surface, notably elytra, with strong purplish or violaceous (in certain reflections greenish) lustre. Length 10.5 to 14.0 mm.
Overwinters both in adult and larval stage. Fully mature beetles in May, and teneral adults in July to the end of August (Alaska).
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species is found in the western coastland and adjacent mountains of United States and Canada. In Alberta the two specimens were taken northwest of Hinton.
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