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scientific name    Lype    

common name     Dark Eastern Woodland Sedge

habitat
Cool running water.

seasonality
Adults can be found from early June to late September.

identification
Single North American genus, Lype diversa. Adult third maxillary palpal article shorter than the second. Female middle legs are flattened. Hindwings are narrower than the forewings.

diet info
Larvae graze on fine organic particles and some algae (Wiggins, 1996).

range
Widley distributed in the eastern part of the continent, reported from New Brunswick, west to Ontario,with a single record in Alberta (Schmid, 1998).

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2439



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