Species Details

Pterostichus luctuosus

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SeasonalityAdults collected May to July. IdentificationMember of the luctuosus group, (subgenus Pseudomaseus). Small and narrow species. Black, appendages in part slightly paler. Antennae much more slender than in P. corvinus. Prothorax little constricted at base, sides with shallow, sometimes almost non-existing sinuation behind, hind angles varying from obtuse to right, denticulate; base more or less punctate, lateral carina evident. Elytral striae from clearly, though finely, to virtually not at all punctate. Length 8 to 12 mm.

Scientific Name Pterostichus luctuosus Habitat Very hygrophilous, found at the border of standing waters and marshes, with mosses etc. Seasonality Adults collected May to July. Identification
Member of the luctuosus group, (subgenus Pseudomaseus). Small and narrow species. Black, appendages in part slightly paler. Antennae much more slender than in P. corvinus. Prothorax little constricted at base, sides…
Member of the luctuosus group, (subgenus Pseudomaseus). Small and narrow species. Black, appendages in part slightly paler. Antennae much more slender than in P. corvinus. Prothorax little constricted at base, sides with shallow, sometimes almost non-existing sinuation behind, hind angles varying from obtuse to right, denticulate; base more or less punctate, lateral carina evident. Elytral striae from clearly, though finely, to virtually not at all punctate. Length 8 to 12 mm.
Life History Believed to overwinter in the adult stage. Conservation Relatively common. Diet Info Both larvae and adults are predatory. Range This species is found in most of northern United States and most of Canada. In Alberta the three records are from the central region.

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"Pterostichus luctuosus, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5018. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Coleoptera Suborder Adephaga Superfamily Caraboidea Family Carabidae Subfamily Harpalinae Tribe Pterostichini Genus Pterostichus Species Pterostichus luctuosus
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum