|scientific name Clivina fossor |
On cultivated, usually clayish soil.
This species has been collected in May, July and August.
This is the only species of Clivina that occurs in Alberta. Similar to Dyschirius in habitus, but larger. Piceous or brown, head and elytra often reddish, antennae and legs bright red. First pro-tarsal segment with dentiform prominence. Basal lateral tooth of pro-tibia rudimentary or disappeared. Last abdominal sternitemoderately shiny, not dull. Length 5.5-6.5 mm.
Overwinters in the adult stage.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This introduced species has a rather disjunct distribtion across the northern United States and most of Canada. In Alberta this species in known only from the Edmonton area.
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