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scientific name    Elaphrus fuliginosus    

On the banks of rivers and ponds; open places with sparse vegetation on wet sandy soil.

This species has been collected only in the month of July.

Colored as clairvillei, though usually more greenish. Punctuation of the elytra very coarse, in part confluent; smooth mirrors strongly contrasting; pupillate foveae much larger than in clairvillei. Head with deep central fovea between the eyes. Male with four dilated protarsal segments. Length 9.5-10.3 mm.

life history
No information available.

Extremely rare in Alberta.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

This species is found in northeastern United States and eastern half of Canada and with an isolated record from Alberta. In Alberta this species has been collected only at the single locality west of Edmonton.

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