|scientific name Nebria gebleri |
Close to water along mountain streams, often quite small brooks, with stony, barren banks.
Adults of this species have been collected in June to August.
Member of the metallica group, characterized by: presence of a group of setae laterally at base of sternites 3-5, in addition to the 2 or more apical setae; elytra usually metallic, uneven intervals catenate, as a rule. Black, upper surface, especially the elytra, with violaceous, brassy or greenish lustre. Length 9.5 to 12.0 mm.
Overwintering occurs in the larval stage, with numerous immature beetle seen in early August.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This subspecies is found in the northwestern United States and western Canada. In Alberta this subspecies is found in the Rocky Mountains and foothills.
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