Badister Carabid

Location: Calgary, AB
Date: July 2, 2008

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Badister Carabid

Common Name:  Badister Carabid or Ground Beetle

Latin Name: Badister neopulchellus Lindroth, 1954
                        (R. Bercha, det.)

Length:  ~5 mm

Range: Throughout Alberta

Habitat:  Near marshes and damp woodlands

Time of year seen: Summer

Diet: Various

Other: Beetles in the genus Badister are associated with habitats that have wet or moist ground.  As such they are found on the the emergent vegetation associated with eutrophic marshes and in the deep litter in moist woodlands. As these beetles are attracted to light at night time they can be collected at light traps. (Arnett et al, 2001 & Marshall, 2006)



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