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scientific name    Carabus maeander    

A hygrophilus species, confined to more or less moist ground with rich, moderately high vegetation.

Adults collected in May and June.

This species is in the subgenus Homoeocarabus. Black, upper surface and prosternum as a rule pronouncedly metallic, varying from bronze to copper or green. The prothorax is more convex than in granulatus, with less flattened sides. In elytral sculpture it resembles granulatus: three rows of strong tubercles alternating with two unbroken, more or less winding ridges; but the sutural ridge is lacking. The elytral margin is feebly serrate behind the shoulder. Length 15 to 23.5 mm.

life history
Overwinters in the adult stage.

More common in the east, rare in the west.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

This species is found in northcentral to northeastern United States and ranges across most of Canada. In Alberta this species has been collected in central and southern regions.

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Linda Smith (2014-05-13)
My 4 year old son and I found this beetle in our garden, in Sherwood Park, AB. Is this a rare find? And he would like to know if it stings or bites.

Felix Sperling (2014-05-15)
It won't sting, but it might bite.
It is moderately common in the right habitats.

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