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scientific name    Banksiola crotchi    

habitat
Standing waters.

seasonality
Adults fly from May to August.

identification
Adult bodies are brown and the antennae have sharply defined bands of dark and light browns. There is a variable dense pattern of fine brown reticulations on the forewing, with patches of dark blotches. In males, the clasper is claw-like. The lateral arm of the aedeagus is tapered, sigmoid, acuminate and blade-like (Wiggins, 1998).

life history
Egg hatch occurs from August to September and reach the 4th instar by November.

conservation
Common.

diet info
Instars 1-4 feed on algae and the 5th instar is predacious.

range
This species range extends from Alaska and western North West Territories, south to California, Utah, North Mexico, east to Newfoundland, Illinois, West Virginia and New York (Wiggins, 1998).

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3169



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