|Conoderus auritus |
Dry mixed prairie (Brooks, 1960).
Adults have been collected from mid April to mid July.
A small species. The tarsal claws bear setae, and the 4th tarsal article bears a narrow ventral membranous lobe. The 1st antennal article is flat and triangular. The pronotum is yellowish-red with a pair of larteral dark bands of variable size. The elytra vary from black to yellowish-red with black markings. 4.5-6.5 mm.
Larvae live in soil. In the United States, larvae are an agricultural pest with a one or two year life cycle.
Uncommon to rare.
Medicine Hat to Lethbridge. In North America, recorded from Alberta to Nova Scotia, south to Georgia and Missouri.
|species page author||Fuller, E. R.||2004 |