Omus cazieri — Overview

Mount Ashland Night-stalking Tiger Beetle learn more about names for this taxon

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Biology

Macrohabitat: Midlands, 1080-1200 meters altitude, on the forested slopes of Mt. Ashland. Microhabitat: Adults are ground-dwelling on the pine forest floor (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.) with open understory. Dispersal abilities: Brachypterous, hence flightless thus vagility limited to walking or running; moderately fast runner. Seasonal occurrence: Adults are active in February- June. Behavior: Adults are nocturnal, taking cover during the day. (van den Berghe, 1995; Freitag, 1999; Larochelle & Lariviere, 2001; Pearson et al., 2006; Data from NMNH collection)

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Source: Western Hemisphere Caraboidea

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