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scientific name    Blethisa quadricollis    

habitat
This species prefers acid bogs and occurs in Shagnum covered with Oxycoccus at the border of pools.

seasonality
All of the Alberta records are from June.

identification
The largest species in the genus, at once recognized by the rounded hind angles of the prothorax. Black, usually with bronzy, brassy or golden, along the margins often bluish or greenish, lustre. Length 15.5-17.8 mm.

life history
Overwinters in the adult stage.

conservation
Relatvely rare, due to local occurrences.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
This species ranges across the norther United States and most of Canada. In Alberta the only records are from the central region.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2875



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