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Macrohabitat: Uplands to mountains, and subalpine zones, 2040-3510 meters altitude. Microhabitat: In meadows and near snowfields on wet or moist ground. Dispersal abilities: Brachypterous, hence flightless thus vagility limited to walking or running. Seasonal occurrence: Adults have been found in May- September; teneral adults in July- August. Behavior: Adults are nocturnal, carnivorous; taking cover during the day. Hibernation takes place in both adult and larval forms. (Erwin, 2001; Kavanaugh, 1985 & (in litt.); Larochelle & Lariviere, 2003; Lindroth, 1961)

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Source: Western Hemisphere Caraboidea

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