|scientific name Notiophilus aquaticus |
Occurs in open country, often on moraine; also found above tree line and on the tundra.
Adults of this species have been collected from May to October.
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.
Overwintering occurs in larval and adult stage.
Both adults are larvae are predatory.
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.
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