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scientific name    Opisthius richardsoni    

habitat
Confined to the banks of rivers and big brooks, with clay soil, often mixed with sand and gravel.

seasonality
Adults of this species have been collected from May to October.

identification
Similar to the genus Elaphrus, but with elytra larger in relation to forebody. Elytra each with four rows of flat, ocellate, almost circular depressions, separated by more or less pronounced, elevated, more shiny fields. Upper surface dull, usually with pronounced greenish or coppery lustre, mouthparts and legs more or less green. Length 8.5 to 11.0 mm.

life history
Larvae develop during the summer and adults overwinter.

conservation
Common.

diet info
Both adults and larvae are predatory.

range
This species is found in western United States and Canada. In Alberta this species is found throughout most of the province.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2248



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