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Macrohabitat: Lowlands, sea level – 10 meters altitude, in open forests with
sparse trees (Pinus-Quercus), on sand hills, and in scrublands. Microhabitat: Adults are
ground-dwelling on exposed or somewhat shaded dry sandy substrate with sparse vegetation
(e.g. grasses, Saw palmettos). Dispersal abilities: Brachypterous, hence flightless therefore
vagility limited to walking or running; moderate runners, moderate burrowers. Seasonal occurrence:
Adults have been found in January – December; In copula - spring and autumn. Behavior:
Adults are diurnal and nocturnal, active in the sunshine, predaceous, and take cover
under wood chips. Adults feed on scarabaeids. They overwinter in the substrate.


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Source: Western Hemisphere Caraboidea

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