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scientific name    Pterostichus patruelis    

habitat
Eurytopic swamp species, especially prevalent in sphagnum bogs and eutrophic Carex mires.

seasonality
Adutls collected in May to July, September and October.

identification
Member of the patruelis group, (subgenus Argutor). Pure black, rather dull, mouthparts,base of inner antennal segments and at least tibiae piceous. Prothorax with very slight and short sinuation of sides before hind angles, which are about right; latero-basal fovea usually surrounded by scattered puntures. Elytral striae virtually impunctate. Prosternum smooth. Length 6 to 8 mm.

life history
Overwinters in the adult stage.

conservation
Relatively common.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
This species is recorded from northern United States and most of Canada. In Alberta this species is

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5020



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