|scientific name Omophron ovale |
On fine, bare sand, often clay-mixed, preferrably on river banks.
Adults have been collected in April to July.
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.
Overwinters in the adult stage.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species is found in northwestern United States and western Canada. In Alberta this species is found only in the southern region.
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