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scientific name    Danosoma obtecta    

habitat
Boreal forest.

seasonality
Adults have been collected from mid June to late July.

identification
The tarsal claws lack setae. The pronotosternal sutures are situated at the bottom of a deep groove for the reception of antennae, and the hypomeron lacks grooves for the reception of the protarsus. Setae are short, broad and scale-like; the dorsal setae are a mixture of white, golden and black setae forming a mottled pattern; ventral setae are pale white. The hind angles of the pronotum are abruptly divergent apically. The posterior half of the pronotum bears a deep longitudinal groove, while the anterior half of the pronotum bears a shallower longitudinal groove. Length 15-17 mm.

life history
Unknown.

conservation
Uncommon to rarely collected.

range
Eureka River eastward. In North America, recorded from Yukon to Nova Scotia, south to Georgia, Missouri and Wyoming.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5373



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