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scientific name    Dyschirius planatus    

habitat
Open prairie, on rather dry soil with sparse vegetation and no water nearby.

seasonality
The single Alberta specimen was collected in May.

identification
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.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Relatively rare.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
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.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2527



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