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scientific name    Psydrus piceus    

Recorded from under bark of western larch and western hemlock.

The only specimen was collected in May.

Head flat, coarsely punctate; prothorax with 2 lateral setae near anterior angle; 3rd intervalof elytron with 1-2 dorsal punctures. Piceous to almost black, appendages reddish brown. Length 5.5-6.2 mm.

life history
No information available.

Moderately rare.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

This species is found in northern and western United States, and in most of Canada. In Alberta the single record is from just northwest of Edmonton.

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Gwen Pierson (2015-03-31)
I just found one in my house today...3/31/15. I live in a rural area of Clinton county Ohio.
My interest was peaked because of it's foul odor when I picked it up. I threw it out without harm and am hoping to not find another in my home.

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