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scientific name    Bembidion balli    

On barren river beaches made up mainly of sand.

The HOLOTYPE specimen was collected in August.

Member of the inaequale group (subgenus Bracteon). Similar to both B. carinula and B. lapponicum. Dull brass throughout, silver spots little brighter, no smooth mirrors developed, except that corresponding parts of 3rd interval may be slightly darker; 1st antennal segment and legs (except tarsi) pale as in normal carinula. Shoulder margin more or less angulate, reaching 5th stria; all striae sharp, densely punctate, intervals slightly convex, 3rd only slightly widened with small silver spots. Length 5.4 to 5.9 mm.

life history
No information available.

Relatively rare.

diet info
Both larvae and adults are predatory.

This species is found only in Alberta and west-central Saskatchewan in Canada. In Alberta this species is only recorded from the Fort McMurray (type locality) area.

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