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scientific name    Pasimachus elongatus    

On open, dry, sandy prairie with low vegetation, usually under stones or other cover.

This species has been collected from May to August.

Big, flat, black beetles with immense head and broad prothorax. Sides of head, prothorax and elytra more or less violaceous. Elytra more or less smooth, striae absent or replaced by rows of shallow punctures; no dorsal or apical punctures; 7th interval present as a carina behind the humeral angle; base margined. Length 21-28 mm.

life history
No information available.

Moderately common.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

This species is found on the central plains of United States and Canada. In Alberta this species is found only in the southeastern region.

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