|scientific name Loricera decempunctata |
Occurs in the vicinity of fresh water, often found among grass and moss in open positions.
The only records are from June.
Black, with faint bronze lustre, elytra sometimes dark piceous towards the sides and apex, tibiae, mandibles and palpi more or less piceous. Prothorx with sides strongly sinuate before the almost rectangular hind angles. Elytra with three foveae on 4th interval, and usually one to two on 7th interval. Length 6.7-8.1 mm.
Overwinters in the adult stage.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species is found in Alaska and western United States, and in western Canada. In Alberta this species is only recorded from one locality southof Grande Pairie.
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