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Biology

Macrohabitat: Midlands to uplands, 800-1719 meters altitude in grasslands. Microhabitat: Adults are ground-dwelling on sparse grassy substrates with scattered stones and small boulders. Dispersal abilities: Brachypterous, hence flightless thus vagility limited to walking or running; slow runners. Seasonal occurrence: Adults are active in April- August in the eastern part of its range and July- September in the western part. Behavior: Adults are nocturnal, taking cover during the day in mammal burrows, or under stones. Adults are predaceous on large arthropods. Larvae are very large and form burrows in soft substrate near burrows of ground living mammals, such as badgers and gophers. (Vaurie, 1955; Sumlin, 1991; Freitag, 1999; Larochelle & Lariviere, 2001; Pearson & Vogler, 2001; Pearson et al., 2006; Data from NMNH collection)

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Source: Western Hemisphere Caraboidea

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