|scientific name Anthaxia inornata |
May, June and July.
This dull black beetle in at first glance, is similar to M. accuminata. These beetles may be distinguished by their nearly straight pronotal base and lack of metathoracic sensory pits. Separating the Anthaxia species is subtle, as the pronotal pits may be somewhat shallow on some specimens and could easily be confused with A. aeneogaster.
In Alberta adults are commonly found on flowers, in particular those of rose and dandelion.
Breeds in conifers (Bright 1987). In Alberta adults have been associated with lodgepole pine and spruce.
Most of North America north of Mexico (Bright 1987).
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