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scientific name    Beothukus complicatus    

habitat
Sphagnum bogs and some surface pools?

seasonality
Adults fly from June to July.

identification
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).

life history
B. complicatus studied in Newfoundland was univoltine. The larvae overwinters as 5th instars (Wiggins, 1996).

conservation
Locally rare.

diet info
Larvae feed on filamentous algae, vascular plant fragments and animal material (Wiggins, 1996).

range
Alberta, east to Wisconsin, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland. In Alberta, this species has been recorded in the Edmonton area.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3170



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