|scientific name Elaphrus clairvillei |
Shores half-shaded, by trees/bushes/vegetation, with bare spots of mud or organic detritus between.
This species has been collected from May to September.
Black, upper surface with varying metallic lustre, in part greenish, ocellate foveae of elytra sometimes violaceous, mirrors often pure black; tibiae, and sometimes part of femora, piceous or brown. Punctuation of entire upper surface irregular. Mirrors hardly elevated but more shiny than background. Head with deep central fovea between the eyes. Male with four dilated protarsal segments. Length 8.3-9.9 mm.
This species overwinters in the adult stage.
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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