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scientific name    Blethisa julii    

habitat
On the borders of ponds and pools, usually where the soft, wet mud is bare in spots.

seasonality
The single Alberta specimens was collected in May.

identification
Denticulate hind angles of prothorax approximately right and metacoxae each medially with a tuft of long yellow setae. Black, upper surface alsmost constantly with pronounced though varying metallic lustre: bluish, greenish, coppery or golden. Length 10.7 to 13.0 mm.

life history
Overwinters in the adult stage.

conservation
Rare.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
This species is found in a few of the northeastern states of United States, and in most of Canada. In Alberta, the single record is from the southwest.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2271



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