|scientific name Elaphrus lapponicus lapponicus |
Hygrophilous, and dependent upon cold water; often around wells and trickles, with mosses.
This species has been collected in May and June.
Black with metallic lustre, upper surface dull from dense microsculpture; much varying in color, from almost balck to bluish, green, coppery, or golden; ocellate foveae not contrasting. Head without central fovea. Male with four dilated protarsal segments. Length 7.8-11.2 mm.
This species overwinters in the adult stage.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species if found in Alaska and northen Canada. In Alberta this species has only been collected in the south central foothills region.
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