Conoderus auritus    

habitat
Dry mixed prairie (Brooks, 1960).

seasonality
Adults have been collected from mid April to mid July.

identification
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.

life history
Larvae live in soil. In the United States, larvae are an agricultural pest with a one or two year life cycle.

conservation
Uncommon to rare.

range
Medicine Hat to Lethbridge. In North America, recorded from Alberta to Nova Scotia, south to Georgia and Missouri.

people
species page authorFuller, E. R.2004 

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5375

 

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