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scientific name    Amara fulva    

habitat
Open, dry, sandy habitats preferred. Often found in the localities near the sea (Lindroth, 1968).

identification
Adults are 8 - 10.4 mm in length, broad and flat. Distinct bright yellowish to brown body colouration, eyes black. Broad prothorax with acute hind angles, sinuate sides and with fine basal punctuation. Elytra with fine punctate striae. Male elytra with greenish reflection. Prosternum is punctate in the middle. Meso-tibiae are slightly curved, hind tibiae have tuft of hair inside. Hind wings are strong. Male genitalia are small, short, evenly curved. Lateral lobes on right side of the genitalia are simple and blunt without hooks (Lindroth, 1968).

life history
Larvae overwinter in soil and adults rarely overwinter. Adults emerge early in spring to reproduce and continue oviposition (Lindroth, 1955).

conservation
Information not available.

diet info
Adults are granivorous and feed on seeds of various weed grasses (Lancholle, 1990, Lundgren, 2009).

range
Palearctic distribution. Introduced from Europe and restricted in Canada to eastern states. Recorded in Canada in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Quebec (Brown, 1940, Lindroth, 1954, CBIF, 2010).

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