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Macrohabitat: Lowlands to midlands, 40- 1350 meters altitude, in Valdivian rainforest with Nothofagus dombeyi (Mirb.) Blume and Araucaria araucana (Molina) K. Koch, Coigue-Maniu Forest, and Nire/Steppe. Microhabitat: On sandy alluvium and open sand, as well as in forest leaf and wood litter. Dispersal abilities: Macropterous, probably capable of flight. Seasonal occurrence: Adults have been found in January- March, and October- December. Behavior: Adults take cover in leaf litter and are attracted to dung-baited and squid-baited pitfall traps. They fly low to the ground and are often caught in window traps. (Ashworth (pers. comm.), Erwin, 2001; Data from CAS, NMNH collections)


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Source: Western Hemisphere Caraboidea

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