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scientific name    Omophron robustum    

habitat
On sandy lake shores.

seasonality
Adults were collected in May.

identification
At once separated from the other Canadian species of Omophron by the 14-striated elytra and the presence of only one seta on the metacoxa. Pale yellowish, underside more reddish, markings of upper surface with metallic lustre except in the west; head with M-shaped pale area, prothorax with transverse dark spot on disc not or barely touching front- and hind-margin, elytral pattern as in tesselatum. Length 5.2 to 6.9 mm.

life history
Overwinters in the adult stage.

conservation
Not common.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
Found in the central plains of the United States; within Canada, only recorded from Alberta and Ontario. In Alberta, this species is only known from Chappice Lake, in the south east.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=1459



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