native to Palaearctic, adventive in the New World; in our area, across so. Canada south to NJ-WV-MI & CA(1)
wide variety of environments: marshlands, pastures, coastal fields/barrens, shores/beaches, heaths, pine barrens, sand dunes, meadows, sphagnum bogs, wet swales, grasslands, and forests; more abundant in open, often damp, habitats(1)
the most abundant latridiid in the Atlantic Provinces(1)
earliest NA record: before 1899 (NH, MI, WV, BC-CA)(1)
Contributed by Jim McClarin on 27 September, 2008 - 11:16am Additional contributions by Bbarnd, v belov Last updated 13 December, 2014 - 12:41pm
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