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scientific name    Brachycentrus americanus    

habitat
Restricted to running waters.

seasonality
Adults can be found from late June to mid-September.

identification
The vertex of the adult head is reddish-brown with dense white and beige hairs. Antennae are brown, with reddish rings. Spur count is 2, 2, 3. Claspers of the males are irregularly shaped, dumb-bell like. Otherwise, the overall shape of the clasper is linear, with the extremities folded mesad.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Common.

diet info
The larvae are omnivorous, obtaining their food either by filter feeding or scraping.

range
This species has a Holarctic distribution: in North America, from Alaska to New Mexico, in the east from Tennessee to Vermont. In Canada, it is transcontinental (Schmid, 1983).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=1064



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