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scientific name    Exetastes albitarsis crassisculptus    

habitat
No habitat associations other than general habitat of genus (see Exetastes genus page).

seasonality
Specimens have been collected from April to July, with most being from May (Townes & Townes 1978).

identification
Head and antennae black. Thorax almost entirely black, except for reddish-brown mesoscutum and pronotal collar,and yellowish scutellum. Front and middle legs entirely reddish-brown. Hind legs with femur and most of tibia reddish-brown, apex of tibia and first tarsal segment dark-brown to black, tarsi 2-4 white and tarsus 5 light brown. Gaster entirely reddish-brown. This subspecies is distinguishable from E. a. albitarsis by the lack of a white band in the antennae. It is distinguishable from the remaining two subspecies (E. a. concavus and E. a. arizonicus) by the reddish mesoscutum and and mid- and hind-coxae at least partly reddish (Townes & Townes 1978).

life history
Specific information not known. See Exetastes genus page for general life history.

conservation
No information available.

diet info
No host records. Host is probably Lepidoptera: Noctuidae.

range
This subspecies has been collected from southern British Columbia and Alberta to central California and Colorado (Townes & Townes 1978).

notes
The single specimen in the Strickland Museum has the mesoscutum almost entirely reddish-brown, however the coxae are completely black. The subspecies of E. albitarsis are closely allied; this specimen may be an intermediate between E. a. crassisculptus and E. a. concavus, on the basis of the reddish-brown hind femur. Exetastes a. arizonicus has the hind femur black, and is only recorded from Arizona (Townes & Townes 1978)

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