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scientific name    Apatania    

common name     Early Smoky Wing Sedge

habitat
Standing water, valley bottoms to alpine lakes and small turbulent to large, smooth-flowing streams.

seasonality
Adults fly from early May to mid-August.

identification
Adult heads are relatively narrow with bulging sides. The eyes are small and the maxillary palpi are weakly developed. Wings are finely, densely pilose. Spur formula can be 1, 2, 2 or 1, 2, 4.

diet info
Larvae graze for algae and diatoms from rocks.

range
This genus is Holarctic in distribution.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=19335



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