|scientific name Ctenicera resplendens |
Boreomontane forest, prairie and parkland poplar groves.
Adults have been collected between 19 May and 28 August.
Medium sized (11-14 mm in length), iridescent click beetle with few setae. The entire body is iridescent in this species, but colour ranges from purple to blue to green.
Larvae live in leaf litter and rotting wood.
Relatively common, but usually encountered as single specimens.
Forested regions of Alberta including Cypress Hills. Elsewhere, from Alaska to Newfoundland, south to Pennsylvania and California, as two indistinct subspecies.
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