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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"Species Details - 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 17 May. 2024.

Authorship

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

Specimen Information

There are 153 specimens of this Species.

153 results plotted on map in 42 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM63006 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Wabamun Lake Collected ByNimmo, A.; Whitehead, D. R. Date Collected1964-06-19

UASM63007 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Neerlandia Collected ByCarcamo, H. Date Collected1991-07-23

UASM63008 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Skeleton Lake Collected ByBall, G. E. & Family Date Collected1964-05-30/1964-05-31

UASM255278 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Wardner Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1960-06-09

UASM255279 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Wardner Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1960-06-09

UASM255280 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Wardner Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1960-06-09

UASM255281 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, New York county, New York City Collected ByValentine, B. D. Date Collected1947-06-04

UASM255282 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, New York county, New York City Collected ByValentine, B. D. Date Collected1947-06-04

UASM255283 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, New York county, New York City Collected ByValentine, B. D. Date Collected1947-06-04

UASM255284 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Tompkins county, Varna Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1948-05-01

UASM255285 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Wayne county Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1947-08-31

UASM255286 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Wayne county Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1947-05-10

UASM255287 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Wayne county Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1947-05-10

UASM255288 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Wayne county Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1947-05-10

UASM255289 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Wayne county Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1947-05-10

UASM255290 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Wayne county Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1947-05-10

UASM255291 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Wayne county Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1947-05-10

UASM255292 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Wayne county Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1947-05-10

UASM255293 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Tompkins county, Ithaca Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1947-05-03

UASM255294 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Tompkins county, Ithaca Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1947-04-19

UASM255295 - Pterostichus luctuosus

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: New York, Tompkins county, Ithaca Collected ByBall, G. E. Date Collected1951-04-27

Adult Seasonal Distribution