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scientific name    Apatania    

common name     Early Smoky Wing Sedge

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

Adults fly from early May to mid-August.

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.

This genus is Holarctic in distribution.

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