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scientific name    Omophron ovale    

habitat
On fine, bare sand, often clay-mixed, preferrably on river banks.

seasonality
Adults have been collected in April to July.

identification
The most elongate of Canadian species.Colored as americanum in its paler form. Elytral striae shallower, intervals less convex. The best distinguishing character to separate this species from americanum is the impunctate metasternum. Length 4.8 to 6.6 mm.

life history
Overwinters in the adult stage.

conservation
Common.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
This species is found in northwestern United States and western Canada. In Alberta this species is found only in the southern region.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=1462



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