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scientific name    Chimarra    

common name     Little Black Sedge

Gently flowing waters (Schmid, 1998).

Adults are entriely black. Spur formula 1, 4, 4. Nearly 20 Nearctic species with only 4 occuring in central and eastern Canada and only one in Alberta, C. socia (Schmid, 1998).

life history
Often locally abundant and attracted to lights (Schmid, 1998).

diet info
Detritus and algae (Wiggins, 1996).

Cosmopolitan with strong Tropical affinities (Schmid, 1998).

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