|scientific name Dyschirius planatus |
Open prairie, on rather dry soil with sparse vegetation and no water nearby.
The single Alberta specimen was collected in May.
Member of the integer group, with 3 dorsal punctures on elytra, the anterior adjacent to 3rd stria. Very similar to globulosus. Antennae slightly infuscated from 3rd segment, legs red, femora often darkened above. Length 2.5-3.2 mm.
No information available.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species is recorded from Minnesota and Wyoming in the United States, and from the prairie region of Canada. In Alberta the single specimen record is from the foothills in the south-central region.
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