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County Record Data from E.G. Riley, Dec. 2005
Range: Coast to coast across the U.S., north to Canada, south to Mexico.
Adult Activity: Several specimens were attracted to lights in late April at Palmetto State Park. (Taber & Fleenor, 2005)
Biology: Favors wet areas.
Photos: Artwork of Colliuris pensylvanica and similarly odd Carabids
pensylvanica (Linnaeus, 1767)
Stamp: Colliuris dimidiata featured on a 1953 Portuguese Guinea stamp
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Blackwelder, R. E. 1944-57. Checklist of the Coleopterous Insects of Mexico, Central America, The West Indies, and South America, Parts 1-6. United States National Museum, Bulletin 185. Washington, D.C. xii + 1492 pp.
Choate, P.M. 2001. Manual for the Identification of the Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) (including tiger beetles) of Florida. Pre-publication manuscript. University of Florida, Gainesville. 40 pp.
Taber, S.W. & S.B. Fleenor. 2005. Invertebrates of Central Texas Wetlands. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock. 328 pp.
White, R.E. 1983. A Field Guide to the Beetles of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 368 pp.
Frank, W.A., & J.E. Slosser. 1996. An illustrated guide to the predaceous insects of the northern Texas Rolling Plains. MP-1718. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station. 28 pp.
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