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scientific name    Amiocentrus aspilus    

habitat
Larger, slower streams with rooted plants and mosses.

seasonality
No information available.

identification
Male maxillary palps are quite short; the basal articles are fused and the labial palps are thick and twice the length of the maxillary palps. Wings have a dense covering of fine, long hairs (pilosity). The male clasper is linear and held at a 45? angle. The distal article of the clasper is paralleled by an equally long proximal article (located disto-ventrally), each being slightly tapered and rounded distally.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Not known from Alberta, but should be watched for.

diet info
Larvae feed on diatoms and fine organic matter.

range
British Columbia and Montana to Colorado and Nevada. Known from the extreme southeast corner of British Columbia, just over the divide from Waterton Lakes National Park (Schmid, 1983).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=1062



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