Locality: Native, New World. Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru.
Common Name: Incan Montane Tiger Beetle
Synonyms: Pseudoxycheila inca Cassola, 1997
Pseudoxycheila inca Cassola 1997
Macrohabitat: Uplands to mountains, 1600-2370 meters altitude, on road cuts, landslides, and on open areas with sparse vegetation on the eastern slope of the Andes. Microhabitat: Adults are ground-dwelling on vertical to flat clay substrates. Dispersal abilities: Macropterous, primarily cursorial and a moderate runner; adults rarely fly. Seasonal occurrence: Adults are active in September- December, and January- May. Behavior: Adults are diurnal, taking cover at night and on cold days, or in heavy rain. (Cassola, 1997; Pearson et al., 1999a; Data from NMNH collection)