|scientific name Poecilus lucublandus |
Open moderately dry ground with grasses etc.
Adults collected May to August.
Black upper surface with metallic reflection normally green sometimes blue or purple on thorax, elytra with more brass color; mouthparts somewhat paler, 3 basal antennal segments bright reddish; legs varying from piceous black to rufous. Prothorax without lateral bead, broadly explanate towards the rounded hind angles, sides not at all sinuate behind; outer lateral-basal fovea small, round, not clearly delimited laterally. Elytra with deep, finely punctate to almost smooth striae, three to four, possibly five dorsal punctures usually in asymmetric position. Length 9 to 14 mm.
Probably overwinter in the adult stage.
Both larvae and adults predatory.
This species is recorded from most of United States and Canada. In Alberta
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