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scientific name    Bembidion inaequale    

habitat
Border of fresh, running water; on clayish soil, often mixed with sand.

seasonality
Adults of this species have been collected in May to July and September.

identification
Member of the inaequale group (subgenus Bracteon). Most variable species in the group. Black, base of antennae, tibiae, and sometimes part of femora, often reddish; entire body metallic, from deep brass or green to bright cupreous. Elytra with 4th stria more or less suddenly sinuate (or interrupted) near base, intervals 1-3 (-4) more or less smooth and shiny before anterior silver spot, mirror on 7th interval (including part of the two adjacent) isolated and situated nearer posterior than anterior silver spot. Length 4.6 to 5.6 mm.

life history
Overwinters in the adult stage.

conservation
Relatively common.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

range
This species ranges across most of United States and Canada. In Alberta this species is found in the southern half.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2896



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