Species Details

Amara apricaria

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IdentificationAdults are 6.5 - 9.0 mm in length. Adults are elongate, dark to brown with a faint bronze luster. Antennae, mouth parts and legs are reddish brown in colour. Eyes are convex and large. Prothorax is rounded with truncated anterior margins, sinuated at the base, hind angles denticulate. Elytra parallel-sided at middle with coarsely punctured striations which are notable at the base and flattened at the apex. Males with convex prosternum, hind tibiae bear brush like projections. Male genitalia smaller, convex at the base and straight at the apex, left margin protruded and hooks on lateral lobes rudimentary (Lindroth, 1968).

Scientific Name Amara apricaria Habitat Occurs in most open types of habitats, dry areas with weedy patches or meadows are often favored. Also found in gardens, parks and courtyards (Lindroth, 1968). Identification
Adults are 6.5 - 9.0 mm in length. Adults are elongate, dark to brown with a faint bronze luster. Antennae, mouth parts and legs are reddish brown in colour. Eyes are convex and large. Prothorax is rounded with…
Adults are 6.5 - 9.0 mm in length. Adults are elongate, dark to brown with a faint bronze luster. Antennae, mouth parts and legs are reddish brown in colour. Eyes are convex and large. Prothorax is rounded with truncated anterior margins, sinuated at the base, hind angles denticulate. Elytra parallel-sided at middle with coarsely punctured striations which are notable at the base and flattened at the apex. Males with convex prosternum, hind tibiae bear brush like projections. Male genitalia smaller, convex at the base and straight at the apex, left margin protruded and hooks on lateral lobes rudimentary (Lindroth, 1968).
Life History
No specific information is available on the biology of this species. Immature adults emerge in summer from June to July and emergence continues till August. Larvae mainly overwinter, however, sometimes adults…
No specific information is available on the biology of this species. Immature adults emerge in summer from June to July and emergence continues till August. Larvae mainly overwinter, however, sometimes adults overwinter too (Lindroth, 1968).
Conservation Information not available. Diet Info Larvae are mainly granivorous and feed on weed seeds (Lindroth, 1968). Adults are omnivorous and feed on eggs of root maggot flies (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) in vegetable crops such as cabbage (Prasad and Snider, 2006). Range
It has a circumpolar distribution and is one of the early introduced species in North America from Europe. It is distributed globally and present in Europe, Asia Minor, Siberia and North America. In Canada, it is…
It has a circumpolar distribution and is one of the early introduced species in North America from Europe. It is distributed globally and present in Europe, Asia Minor, Siberia and North America. In Canada, it is present in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory and Prince Edward Island (CBIF, 2010, Lindroth, 1949). This species is widely distributed in Newfoundland (South, 1983).

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"Species Details - Amara apricaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-23370. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Coleoptera Suborder Adephaga Superfamily Caraboidea Family Carabidae Subfamily Harpalinae Tribe Zabrini Genus Amara Species Amara apricaria
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum