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scientific name    Gillmeria albertae    

habitat
High elevations in mountainous areas.

seasonality
Adults are on the wing from mid-July to August.

identification
A small moth with pale to creamy white forewings. The costal triangle is dark brown and extends to the thorax. Two dots are present, one centrally and the other beneath the start of the costal triangle. It lacks scales on third hindwing lobe and the scale brush of the frons is as long as the palpi. Genitalia of the male, have a slender uncus without a knob. See also the similar species Platyptilia johnstoni and Platyptilia albicans.

life history
Poorly known.

conservation
This species is rare and poorly studied.

diet info
Unknown.

range
Known only from mountains of Alberta near Banff.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=1844



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