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scientific name    Elaphrus purpurans    

habitat
Usually on silt near the banks of rivers, some distance from the water, where the surface is dry.

seasonality
Adults have been collected in May, June, August and October.

identification
Black, upper surface dark bronze, sometimes with very slight greenish tinge, seldom purplish. Legs with viridescent lustre, femora and tibiae testaceous with dark tips; sometimes femora darkend along the entire narrow anterior margin, but their dorsal side always more or less pale even in apical half. Entire upper surface with dense, fine punctation. Head without central fovea. Male with three dilated protarsal segments. Length 6.3-6.8 mm.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Moderately common.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
This species is found in western United States and Canada. In Alberta this species is found in the central third and one isolated locality further north near the B.C. border.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2467



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