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scientific name    Scaphinotus marginatus    

habitat
Rather eurytopic, though in southern regions mainly in the forests, near the margin of brooks.

seasonality
Adults have benn collected in May to August.

identification
This is the only species of Scaphinotus found in Alberta. Black, fore-body sometimes faintly bluish or violaceous, elytra from bright coppery to black, margins always with bluish, greenish, violaeous or golden lustre. Prothorax with sigle lateral seta each side, near middle. Elytral sculpture rough, consisting of 14-16 deep, punctured striae, at times rather irregular. Length 11.5 to 19 mm.

life history
Nocturnal. Overwinters in the larval stage. Adults may live more than one year.

conservation
Common.

diet info
Adults feed on snails. Larvae are probably predatory.

range
This species is found in northwestern United Staes and western Canada. In Alberta this species is known from west central regions.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=1559



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