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scientific name    Cymindis planipennis    

Xerophilous, dry, sandy prairie or gravel-pits (Lindroth 1969).

Adult specimens caught from May to September, more common later in the summer.

Elytra similar to cribricollis, but with basal bead incomplete, reaching the level of 3rd or 4th stria only; punctuation of intervals coarser and sparser; elytra black or dark piceous, usually with bluish reflection; shoulder macula constantly present, covering outer 4 or 5 intervals, also at least anterior part of first interval and extreme sides of elytra; antennal segment 1 long as in cribricollis. Wing-dimorphic, but normally just brachypterous. (Lindroth 1969)

life history
Hibernation apparently in both larval and adult stages (Lindroth 1969).

One of the more frequently collected species of Cymindis.

diet info
No information available.

This species is recorded from most of Canada and the western half of United States. Numerous records from southern Alberta (Lindroth 1969).

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