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scientific name    Elaphrus lapponicus lapponicus    

habitat
Hygrophilous, and dependent upon cold water; often around wells and trickles, with mosses.

seasonality
This species has been collected in May and June.

identification
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.

life history
This species overwinters in the adult stage.

conservation
Rare.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
This species if found in Alaska and northen Canada. In Alberta this species has only been collected in the south central foothills region.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2450



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