|scientific name Elaphrus lecontei |
Confined to alkaline lakes and ponds; near margin on bare mud or depressed mats of grass.
This species has been collected from May to July.
Black, with brassy or greenish, rarely coppery, lustre, strongest on legs; upper surface, except mirrors, dull from dense punctation and microsculpture; tibiae rufous. Head without central fovea. Male with three dilated protarsal segments. Length 7.5-9.9 mm.
Probably overwinters in the adult stage.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species is found in the western half of United States and Canada (including Ontario). In Alberta this species is found in the southern half.
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