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scientific name    Trechus tenuiscapus    

Usually mixed forests, nearly up to tree limit; under stones and logs, in moist areas.

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. Larger and darker on an average than chalybeus, with broader prothorax. Microsculpture on disc of prothorax consisting of dense, transverse lines, therefore disc iridescent. Hind angles of prothorax always denticulate. Length 4.1-4.9 mm.

life history
No information available.


diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

This species is found in northwestern United States and western Canada. In Alberta the only collections have been in the southern third near the B.C. border.

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