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scientific name    Elaphrus lecontei    

habitat
Confined to alkaline lakes and ponds; near margin on bare mud or depressed mats of grass.

seasonality
This species has been collected from May to July.

identification
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.

life history
Probably overwinters in the adult stage.

conservation
Relatively common.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
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.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2451



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