|scientific name Quedius fellmani |
Predominantly hydrophilous however also abundant in tundra and dry biotopes; favours ground microhabitats of moss or debris and fallen leaves (Smetana, 1971).
Specimens in Strickland Museum collected in July.
Predominantly black in coloration with pronotum and elytra paler; palpi, legs, and antennae yellowish-brown in color (Smetana, 1971). Eyes are large and occupy a broad portion of the lateral region of the head with temples being considerably shorter than length of eyes (approximately 1/8 the length) (Smetana, 1971). The posterior frontal setiferous puncture is located at the hind-margin of the eye with one, sometimes two, additional punctures between it and the rear margin of eye (Smetana, 1971). The scutellum is punctate and the third antennal segment is equal in length to the second (Smetana, 1971). Elytra comparatively short and displays fine, dense punctuation and pubescence (Smetana, 1971). In males, paramere is clearly narrowed (often in a conical formation) towards the apex (Smetana, 1971).
A circumpolar species widely distributed across North America and northern parts of Eurasia. Within North America the species ranges from Alaska to Newfoundland and Labrador (Smetana, 1971).
Quedius hyperborius Erichson considered a synonym of Quedius fellmani (Smetana, 1971).
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