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scientific name    Elaphrus californicus    

Similar to that of americanus, but seems to prefer clay; on prairie at edge of saline water.

This species has been collected from May to September.

Very similar to americanus. It is generally broader with shorter elytra. Punctuation of upper surface denser and finer on prothorax. Side-margin of elytra with deep, abrupt sinuation behind the shoulder. Post-femora with several long, whitish hairs also on the flat dorsal side. Head without central fovea. Male with three dilated protarsal segments. Length 6.3-8.0 mm.

life history
No information available.

Relatively common.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

This species is found in most of United States and Canada. In Alberta this species has been collected throughout the southern half and at one locality in the extreme north.

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