Chionea albertensis    

habitat
Possibly hilly-mountainous areas of Alberta.

seasonality
Winter months.

identification
Antennae 11-segmented; general body coloration reddish brown, the pronotum yellow in the middle (Alexander 1941); halteres pale yellow; legs yellow, tarsi darkeer; rostrum reddish brown; palpi brown; head reddish brown and sparsely covered in whitish granules, especially in front; thorax light reddish brown with a yellow stripe marked an lateral edges by long black hairs (Alexander 1941); abdomen reddish brown and ventral side, genitalia yellow. Male genitalia with 9th tergite having a rounded lobe with some long setae. Gonapophyses look like flattened yellow plates, tips obtuse, surface slightly wrinkled; intromittant organ long,slender, apex split in two pale blade with acute points (Alexander 1941). Male length about 5mm, 1mm across.

life history
Complete metamorphosis with larval stageprobably in the summer; no other information known on this species.

conservation
It is not known if this species is vulnerable.

diet info
Not known.

range
Alberta (Stone 1965).

people
species page authorBaschuk, R.2005 

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5901

 

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