|scientific name Beothukus complicatus |
Sphagnum bogs and some surface pools?
Adults fly from June to July.
Adult bodies are medium brown and the vertex of the head with only posterior warts. Legs have well-developed black spines and brown spurs. Spur formula is 2, 4, 4. In males, the clasper is complex. The basal body is lump-like with a ventral conical process. The dorsal lobe is thumb-like and the distal article is curved, club-like and located between the dorsal and ventral lobes of the clasper body (Wiggins, 1998).
B. complicatus studied in Newfoundland was univoltine. The larvae overwinters as 5th instars (Wiggins, 1996).
Larvae feed on filamentous algae, vascular plant fragments and animal material (Wiggins, 1996).
Alberta, east to Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland. In Alberta, this species has been recorded in the Edmonton area.
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