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scientific name    Amara littoralis    

habitat
This species is found in areas with dry climate and rich vegetation. It mainly colonizes weedy habitats. It is abundant in areas colonized by humans (Lindroth, 1968).

identification
Length varies from 6.2 - 9.3 mm. Antennae with darker outer segments, palpi dark. Compared to Amara impuncticollis prothorax has less rounded sides with straight basal half and front angles are narrow and less protruding. Elytra with fine striation and with flat intervals. Basal elytral pore-puncture similar to A. impuncticollis. Femora with blackish tinge. Male genitalia are used for identification which is highly pigmented, middle portion is stout and apical region is broad. Apical half portion of right paramere is straight (Lindroth, 1968).

life history
No information available.

conservation
No specific information on its conservation available.

diet info
Omnivorous in habit (Levesque and Levesque, 1994).

range
In Canada it is found at several places such as Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, North-West Territories and Yukon Territories (CBIF, 2010, Lindorth, 1968).

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=25654



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