|scientific name Patrobus lecontei |
Often confined to the borders of standing water, where soil is firm, and vegetation present.
Adults of this species have been collected from May to August.
Black or dark piceous, legs unicolorous, bright rufous, and antennae and mouthparts somewhat paler. Anterior transverse impression of prothorax often sharp at middle, but obsolete laterally, impunctate. Sides of prothorax broadly relexed towards the abse but without defined bead and little sinuate, hind angles denticulate. Elytral microsculpture transverse. Length 8.5-12.5 mm.
Overwinters in the larval stage.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species is found on the central plain of northern United States, and across most of Canada. In Alberta this species is found in the souther three quarters.
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