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scientific name    Lacon auroratus    

habitat
Boreal (jack pine) forest.

seasonality
The only Alberta record is June 15th.

identification
The tarsal claws have setae. The hypomeron bears a deep groove adjacent to the prosternum for reception of the antennae and a shallow diagonal groove near the procoxae for the reception of the protarsus. Most setae are scale-like; dorsal setae are shorter and broader, and mostly brown to black with intermixed golden setae; ventral setae are silvery, on the prothorax setae are short and broad, setae are longer and thinner on other ventral sclerites. Length 10-13 mm.

life history
Adults have been reared in the United States from hickory logs that had been dead for 5 years.

conservation
Rare in Alberta.

range
One Alberta record from Colinton. In North America, recorded from eastern Alberta to New Brunswick and northeastern United States from New Jersey to Wisconsin.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5371



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