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Macrohabitat: Lowlands to midlands, 50-1040 meters altitude, in open country. Microhabitat: In fallow fields and around margins of standing water. Dispersal abilities: Macropterous, capable of flight. Occasional climber on trees. Seasonal occurrence: Adults have been found in February, April- October, and December. Behavior: Adults are often found at lights at night and occasionally in drift material at the margin of water bodies; they are predaceous on caterpillars of the genera Melanoplus, Cirphis, Lachnosterna, Malacosoma, and Porthetria. (Burgess & Collins, 1917; Ciegler, 2000; Erwin, 2001; Larochelle & Lariviere, 2003; Data from NMNH collection)

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Source: Western Hemisphere Caraboidea

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