|scientific name Poecilonota cyanipes |
Boreal and Montaine.
May to September.
This common species is similar to C. ferrea, in form. Adults distinguished by their less angulate pronotum, more sinuate at the base, and the abdomen having relatively little pubescence. The colour is a dark coppery gray. The elytral apices are elongated and brightly bronzed.
Adults oviposit on injured and stressed poplar trees sometimes using other insect exit holes and galls as access sites. Adults may be found resting a variety of other types of trees, including conifers.
Reared from aspen and poplar in Alberta. Known to breed in poplar (Populus spp.) elsewhere (Evans 1957, Bright 1987).
From the Yukon in the west to New Brunswick in the east and south to Arizona (Evans 1957, Bright 1987).
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