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scientific name    Notiophilus aquaticus    

habitat
Occurs in open country, often on moraine; also found above tree line and on the tundra.

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

identification
Elytron with a single preapical puncture; tibiae black or very dark piceous; apex of elytra with little pronounced, more or less irregular microsculpture. Black with more or less pronounced metallic, brassy, lustre, segments 1-4 of antennae more or less pale, at least beneath, and tibiae entirely black. Length 4.5 to 6.0 mm.

life history
Overwintering occurs in larval and adult stage.

conservation
Common.

diet info
Both adults are larvae are predatory.

range
This species ranges through most of the norther United States and most of Canada. In Alberta this species is found in the central regions, and Cypress Hills in the southeast.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2251



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