|scientific name Exetastes albitarsis albitarsis |
Clearings in damp woods (Townes & Townes 1978).
Most collected in spring/early summer, some as late as September in Edmonton (Townes & Townes 1978).
Antennae black with a central yellowish-white band (approximately flagellar segments 10-16). Head black. Thorax mostly black, but with mesoscutum and collar mostly reddish-brown and scutellum yellow. All coxae black. Otherwise, front and middle legs entirely reddish-brown. Hind legs with femur, tibia and first tarsal segment dark brown to black, tarsi 2-4 white and tarsus 5 light brown. Gaster with basal three segments reddish-brown, remainder black.
This subspecies can generally be distinguished from all other Exetastes albitarsis subspecies by the pale band in the antennae.
Specific information not known. See Exetastes genus page for general life history.
No information available.
No host records. Host is probably Lepidoptera: Noctuidae.
This subspecies occurs in the north-eastern United States (New Jersey to Minnesota), from Atlantic Canada to eastern British Columbia, and north to southern Alaska (Townes & Townes 1978).
Synonym Exetastes rugosus Cushman. Intermediates between E. a. albitarsis and E. a. crassisculptus were collected from Robson in British Columbia (Townes & Townes 1978).
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