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scientific name    Homaemus aeneifrons    

Found in weeds, sedges, swampy meadows as well as dry habitats.

7-9 mm. Both Homaemus aeneifrons and H. bijugis may possess paired eliptical patterning on the pronotum immediately behind the eyes, however H. aeneifrons typically lacks the distinct yellow submarginal stripes on the head which are characteristic of H. bijugis (though some faint striping may be present) (McPherson 1982). Additionally, H. aeneifrons is generally somewhat larger than H. bijugis.

life history
These insects are believed to overwinter as adults, and are presumed to be univoltine in the northern part of their range (McPherson 1982).

This is the most common Scutellerid in Alberta.

diet info
Phytophaegous (food plants unknown, but judging by the extent of habitats in which it is found, it is likely a generalist feeder).

Several subspecies in N. America. Two subfam. in Canada: H. aenifrons aenifrons from nw Nova Scotia west to Manitoba, and H. aenifrons consors from Saskatchewan to British Columbia, and north to the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Alaska. In Alberta, H. aenifrons has been collected in Edmonton, Cypress Hills, Red Deer (50 % aspen grove), Athabaska, Cochrane foothills, Waterton, Banff and Nordegg (Strickland 1953).

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