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scientific name    Hypnoidus bicolor    

habitat
Grassy areas throughout province.

seasonality
Adults have been collected between 15 March and 3 October.

identification
Small (4-6 mm in length), bicoloured reddish and brown-black click beetle with most of the pronotum black and the hind angles of the pronotum and all of the elytra reddish-brown. The frontoclypeal carina is complete, metacoxal plate is relatively abruptly expanded on the inner half and thetarsi and tarsal claws are unmodified.

life history
Larvae live in soil and are an important agricultural pest. Populations in some parts of the province are apparently parthenogenetic (only females are present).

conservation
Abundant.

range
Everywhere in Alberta from prairies to alpine tundra. Transcontinental in North America from Alaska to Newfoundland and south to California in the west and Ohio in the east. Also Kamchatka in eastern Asia.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=1903



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