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Macrohabitat: Lowlands to midlands, 10-1200 meters altitude, in moist grasslands and at margins of muddy ponds. Microhabitat: Adults are ground-dwelling on moist substrate with patchy grasses. Dispersal abilities: Macropterous, primarily cursorial and fast running, adults fly. Seasonal occurrence: Adults are active in April. Adult activity is usually associated with local rainy season. Behavior: Adults are nocturnal, taking cover during the day at the base of dense grass clumps and among low vegetation. Adults are often attracted to lights at night. (Rodriguez et al., 1994; Vitolo, 2004; Naviaux, 2007; Data from NMNH collection)

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Source: Western Hemisphere Caraboidea

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