|scientific name Platidiolus vandykei |
On barren river banks among gravel and stones, near the water, at moderate elevations.
Characterized by small eyes and consequently long genae. Rufous, head darker. Elytra dull from strong, isodiametric microsculpture, 3rd interval with 3 dorsal punctures.
Probably overwinters in both larval and adult stages.
Both larvae and adults are predatory.
This species is found in Alaska and Montana in the United States, and in western Canada. In Alberta this species is known only from the single specimen taken near Drayton Valley.
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