Species Details

Homaemus aeneifrons

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Identification7-9 mm. Both Homaemus aeneifrons and H. bijugis may possess paired eliptical patterning on the pronotum immediately behind the eyes, however H. aeneifrons typically lacks the distinct yellow submarginal stripes on the head which are characteristic of H. bijugis (though some faint striping may be present) (McPherson 1982). Additionally, H. aeneifrons is generally somewhat larger than H. bijugis.

Scientific Name Homaemus aeneifrons Habitat Found in weeds, sedges, swampy meadows as well as dry habitats. Identification
7-9 mm. Both Homaemus aeneifrons and H. bijugis may possess paired eliptical patterning on the pronotum immediately behind the eyes, however H. aeneifrons typically lacks the distinct yellow submarginal stripes on the…
7-9 mm. Both Homaemus aeneifrons and H. bijugis may possess paired eliptical patterning on the pronotum immediately behind the eyes, however H. aeneifrons typically lacks the distinct yellow submarginal stripes on the head which are characteristic of H. bijugis (though some faint striping may be present) (McPherson 1982). Additionally, H. aeneifrons is generally somewhat larger than H. bijugis.
Life History These insects are believed to overwinter as adults, and are presumed to be univoltine in the northern part of their range (McPherson 1982). Conservation This is the most common Scutellerid in Alberta. Diet Info Phytophaegous (food plants unknown, but judging by the extent of habitats in which it is found, it is likely a generalist feeder). Range
Several subspecies in N. America. Two subfam. in Canada: H. aenifrons aenifrons from nw Nova Scotia west to Manitoba, and H. aenifrons consors from Saskatchewan to British Columbia, and north to the Northwest…
Several subspecies in N. America. Two subfam. in Canada: H. aenifrons aenifrons from nw Nova Scotia west to Manitoba, and H. aenifrons consors from Saskatchewan to British Columbia, and north to the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Alaska. In Alberta, H. aenifrons has been collected in Edmonton, Cypress Hills, Red Deer (50 % aspen grove), Athabaska, Cochrane foothills, Waterton, Banff and Nordegg (Strickland 1953).

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"Species Details - Homaemus aeneifrons, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2498. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Authorship

Name Tatarnic, N.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 70 specimens of this Species.

66 results plotted on map in 12 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM1308 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Frank Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1926-08-15

UASM1309 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Frank Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1926-08-15

UASM1310 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Frank Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1926-08-15

UASM1311 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Frank

UASM1312 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Frank

UASM1313 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-06

UASM1314 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-06

UASM1315 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-06

UASM1316 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-06

UASM1317 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-07-31

UASM1318 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-27

UASM1319 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-07-30

UASM1320 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-05

UASM1321 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-06

UASM1322 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-06

UASM1323 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-06

UASM1324 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-06

UASM1325 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Creek Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1958-08-06

UASM1326 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cypress Hills Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1923-07-08

UASM1327 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cypress Hills Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1923-07-25

UASM1328 - Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cypress Hills Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1923-07-25

Adult Seasonal Distribution