|scientific name Aclypea bituberosa |
This is the only Aclypea in Alberta. The enlarged temples, the placement of the antennae equally between the eyes and the labrum, and the molar, rather than blade, type of mandibles make it readily recognizable. The pronotum is entirely punctate except for a variable number of small bare spots on the posterior half.
The larva feeds on plants.
This is a western species and is apparently found over all of Alberta. Records for much of the northern part of the province are needed.
Meaning of name: "with two bumps." It refers to the two posterior calli of the elytra.
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