|scientific name Aeolus mellillus |
Grasslands and grassy areas in parklands.
Adults have been collected from 11 May to 30 September.
Small reddish-orange and black click beetle (5-8 mm in length) with a variably sized black patch on the pronotum and a variable amount of black on the elytra. Tarsal claws have a basal seta, tarsal segments lack ventral lobes and the frontoclypeal carina is complete.
Larvae live in soil and are a minor agricultural pest. Populations in the prairies appear to be parthenogenetic (only females are present).
Eastern and central Alberta north to Edmonton, east to Quebec and south to Colombia.
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