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scientific name    Patrobus lecontei    

habitat
Often confined to the borders of standing water, where soil is firm, and vegetation present.

seasonality
Adults of this species have been collected from May to August.

identification
Black or dark piceous, legs unicolorous, bright rufous, and antennae and mouthparts somewhat paler. Anterior transverse impression of prothorax often sharp at middle, but obsolete laterally, impunctate. Sides of prothorax broadly relexed towards the abse but without defined bead and little sinuate, hind angles denticulate. Elytral microsculpture transverse. Length 8.5-12.5 mm.

life history
Overwinters in the larval stage.

conservation
Common.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
This species is found on the central plain of northern United States, and across most of Canada. In Alberta this species is found in the souther three quarters.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2570



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