|scientific name Pterostichus caudicalis |
Hygrophilous, usually at shaded borders of eutrophic pools and ponds where soil is soft and organic.
Adults have been collected in May, June, September and October.
Member of the caudicalis group, (subgenus Feronia). Easily distinguished on shape of prothorax. Black, appendages more or less piceous. Prothorax with short but very strong constriction at base, hind-angles from slightly obtuse to almost acute; basal foveae, sometimes entire base, punctate, lateral carina rudimentary or even absent. Length 10 to 13 mm.
No information available.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species is found in most of United States and Canada. In Alberta this species is recorded from Edmonton and surrounding area, and one record from the southern region north of Lethbridge.
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