Species Details

Pterostichus melanarius

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SeasonalityAdults usually collected in July and August. IdentificationMember of the melanarius group, (subgenus Omaseus). Deep black, the appendages in part dark piceous. At once recognized by the denticulate hind-angles of the prothorax; basal fovea is bistriate, with a more or less pronounced tubercle in the center; lateral carina is strong. Elytral striae moderately deep with rudimensts of punctures, intervals moderately convex. Length 12 to 19 mm.
Royal Alberta Museum page

Scientific Name Pterostichus melanarius Habitat Light forest, open meadows, cultivated land, waste dumps; urban areas, etc. Seasonality Adults usually collected in July and August. Identification
Member of the melanarius group, (subgenus Omaseus). Deep black, the appendages in part dark piceous. At once recognized by the denticulate hind-angles of the prothorax; basal fovea is bistriate, with a more or less…
Member of the melanarius group, (subgenus Omaseus). Deep black, the appendages in part dark piceous. At once recognized by the denticulate hind-angles of the prothorax; basal fovea is bistriate, with a more or less pronounced tubercle in the center; lateral carina is strong. Elytral striae moderately deep with rudimensts of punctures, intervals moderately convex. Length 12 to 19 mm.
Royal Alberta Museum page
Life History Overwinters in the larval stage. Conservation Common. Diet Info Both larvae and adults are predatory. Range This introduced species is found across most of northern United States, and most of Canada. In Alberta the records are concentrated in the Edmonton area with only two records from Calgary

Citation

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"Species Details - Pterostichus melanarius, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5012. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Peterson, R. A.
Role species page reviewer
Date 2004
Name Lindroth, Carl H.
Role species page author
Date 1966

References

Specimen Information

There are 442 specimens of this Species.

442 results plotted on map in 67 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM55829 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-13

UASM62813 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-15

UASM62814 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-13

UASM62815 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-19

UASM62816 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-13

UASM62817 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-15

UASM62818 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-19

UASM62819 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-19

UASM62820 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-05

UASM62821 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-20

UASM62822 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-07-23

UASM62823 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-06-29

UASM62824 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-06-29

UASM62825 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1976-06-29

UASM62826 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1975-08-10

UASM62827 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1975-09-04

UASM62828 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1975-08-12

UASM62829 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByShpeley, D. Date Collected1975-08-04

UASM62830 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByCooley, W. M. Date Collected1978-10-31

UASM62831 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByO'Hara, W. M. Date Collected1979-06-30

UASM62832 - Pterostichus melanarius

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBelicek, J. Date Collected1971-06-15

Adult Seasonal Distribution