Conservation Status

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Common.
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Cyclicity

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This species has been collected from May to September.
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Distribution

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This species is found in northern United States and across Canada. In Alberta this species has been collected throughout the southern half and at two localities in the extreme north.
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General Description

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Black, with more or less pronounced metallic lustre, usually greenish, sometimes brassy or bronzy, ocellate foveae often violaceous; tibiae almost constantly rufous. Punctuation of upper surfaec somewhat varying in density, notably on elytra, which as a rule have the smooth mirrors clearly developed in more than one row and often more or less confluent transversely. Side-margin of elytra moderately sinuate behind the shoulder. Post-femora at most with a single small seta dorsally near the tip. Head without central fovea. Male with three dilated protarsal segments. Length 7.1-8.6 mm.
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Habitat

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Hygrophilous; occurring on moist/wet soil on/near the border of standing or slowly running water.
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Life Cycle

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Overwinters in the adult stage.
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Trophic Strategy

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Both larvae and adults are predatory.
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Elaphrus americanus

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Elaphrus americanus is a species of ground beetle in the subfamily Elaphrinae.[1] It was described by Dejean in 1831.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Elaphrus Fabricus, 1775: 227". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
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Elaphrus americanus: Brief Summary

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Elaphrus americanus is a species of ground beetle in the subfamily Elaphrinae. It was described by Dejean in 1831.

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