Identification: Entirely dark bronze with slight greenish tint in Ontario – other colours elsewhere.
Head: Eyes small, notched. Whiskers (palpi) slightly lighter bronze.
Antenna: Long, reaching to wings. Light yellowish-bronze to reddish-brown. 1st and last segments darker. Last segment very long: on female as long as the 2 previous segments; on male as long the 3 previous segments.
Thorax (Pronotum): Cylindrical, base narrower. No neck.
Wings (Elytra): Wider than thorax, coarsely punctured, but no ridges or grooves. Tips bluntly angled.
Legs: Dark bronze, feet (tarsi) usually reddish-yellow mixed with brown, but can be darker.
Similar Species: Statira species have a neck and wings are ridged, otherwise identical, including long last antenna segment.
Size: 9 to 14 mm.
Habitat: Found on vegetation, mostly grape leaves.
Flight Time: June to August
Life Cycle: Larvae perhaps live in rotten wood or in leaf litter. Life cycle unknown. Adults attracted to lights at night.
Comments: Essex County per photos. Listed for Ontario from Bruce Peninsula, London, Toronto area and north.
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