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scientific name    Beothukus    

habitat
Lakes and bogs (Schmid, 1998).

identification
Adult bodies are brown and the antennae are brown with lighter brown annulations. There is a light covering of hairs on the forewings and the wing veins are outlined in dark brown with a reticulated anterior margin (Schmid, 1998). This genus contains only one species, B. complicatus, which can be found here in Alberta (Schmid, 1998).

life history
B. complicatus was 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
B. complicatus has been recorded from Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta (Schmid, 1998).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3256



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