SeasonalityAdults have benn collected in May to August.
IdentificationThis is the only species of Scaphinotus found in Alberta. Black, fore-body sometimes faintly bluish or violaceous, elytra from bright coppery to black, margins always with bluish, greenish, violaeous or golden lustre. Prothorax with sigle lateral seta each side, near middle. Elytral sculpture rough, consisting of 14-16 deep, punctured striae, at times rather irregular. Length 11.5 to 19 mm.