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scientific name    Ctenicera pulchra    

habitat
Forests and parklands.

seasonality
Adults have been collected between 4 May and 20 August.

identification
Medium to large-sized species with inconspicuous setae. Colour variable: commonly with black pronotum bearing broad lateral red bands, and yellowish brown elytra bearing a sutural black band, an anterior-lateral black band, and a median transverse somewhat crescent-shaped black band. The pronotum varies in colour from all red to all black; elytra vary in colour from all yellowish brown with pale sutural and anterior-lateral bands to all black. This species is usually identified in the literature as C. cruciata (Linnaeus). Length is between 10 and 14 mm.

life history
Unknown.

conservation
Common.

range
Forests and parklands throughout the province. In North America, from the former Northwest Territories and British Columbia east to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and south to California in the west and Pennsylvania in the east.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3340



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