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scientific name    Cardiophorus cardisce    

Sandy areas in grasslands and boreal forest.

Adults have been collected from 3 May - 22 August.

Small black and yellow click beetle (6-8 cm in length) with up to four yellow spots on the elytra. The scutellum is heart-shaped, the pronotum lacks a complete lateral carina and the frontoclypeal carina is complete. Tarsal segments lack ventral lobes and tarsal claws lack setae.

life history
Larvae live in sand and are not considered agricultural pests.

Common but localized in Alberta.

East of the foothills in Alberta, east to Nova Scotia and south to Florida and Missouri.

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Hume Douglas (2014-10-08)
The larger beetle with 4 spots is not C. cardisce. The pronotum is too flat and the posterior spots are too narrow and rounded. It is probably C. propinquus (Lanchester) given the location.

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