|scientific name Dyschirius hiemalis |
Not riparian, but occurring on moist, peaty soil.
The only Alberta specimens were collected in June.
Member of the integer group, with 3 dorsal punctures on elytra, the anterior adjacent to 3rd stria. Black with slight metallic lustre, antennae and palps mainly piceous, legs dark rufo-piceous to black. Elytron with 1 subhumeral fovea and 1 preapical puncture. Length 2.6-2.9 mm.
No information available.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species is found in Alaska of the United States, and in eastern and western Canada. In Alberta this species is recorded from near Edmonton and in the extreme northeast corner of the province.
Michelle Mark (2009-11-24)
I am curious if there has been a taxonomic name change of this species since Lindroth 1961? as it hiemalis does not appear in our edition. Has this been revised from nigricornis (interger group w/ one SH fovea and 1 preapical puncture)? thanks
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