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scientific name    Oiceoptoma noveboracense    

identification
This is the only silphine in Alberta with the pronotal disc black and the margins orange. The elytra, which are usually dark brown, have a distinct tooth at the shoulder. The temples behind the eyes bear a row of long erect setae and the inner edge of the femora is without ridges. The metatibiae of moderate to large males are enlarged on the apical third.

range
This is a species of temperate eastern North America, with an extension northwest along the northern edge of the prairies. In Alberta it occurs west to the Edmonton region and in the forest regions to the southwest.

notes
Meaning of name: "pertaining to New York." It refers to the source of the original specimen(s), New York, USA.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5937



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