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scientific name    Pterostichus sphodrinus    

habitat
Mixed or coniferous forests, often found under logs, at times close to tree line.

seasonality
Adults collected late summer (no Alberta specimens available).

identification
Member of the amethystinus group, (subgenus Hypherpes). Deep black with mouth-parts, tarsi and outer parts of antennae somewhat paler. Prothorax strongly constricted at base with short linear latero-basal impression; hind-angles completely rounded and very obtuse. Elytra with narrow shoulders, no humeral tooth, striae deep, virtually impunctate, intervals convex. Length 9 to 11.5 mm.

life history
Overwinters in the adult stage.

conservation
Rare.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
This species is recorded from only Alaska, Washington, Idaho and Montana in the United States, and British Columbia and Alberta in Canada. Published records indicate that this species has only been collected in the extreme southwest corner of Alberta.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5016



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