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scientific name    Trechus apicalis    

habitat
Usually occurs on meagre soild, among dead leaves under bushes in shady areas.

identification
Member of the chalybeus group, with large head and short elytra, each eltron with at least 4 complete, punctate striae, elytra more or less iridescent. Piceous to light bown, elytra usually palest, appendages paler. Microsculpture on disc of prothorax consisting of dense, transverse lines, therefore disc iridescent. Easily separated from other members of the group by the rounded hind angles of prothorax, with almost no sinuation of sides. Length 3.9-4.7 mm.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Common.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
This species is found in northern United States and across most of Canada. In Alberta this species is found mainly in the central regions, with a few collections in the extreme south and north. Additional collections may fill in the intervening regions.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2973



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