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scientific name    Platidiolus vandykei    

habitat
On barren river banks among gravel and stones, near the water, at moderate elevations.

identification
Characterized by small eyes and consequently long genae. Rufous, head darker. Elytra dull from strong, isodiametric microsculpture, 3rd interval with 3 dorsal punctures.

life history
Probably overwinters in both larval and adult stages.

conservation
Relatively rare.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
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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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2576



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