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scientific name    Haploa lecontei    

common name     Leconte's Haploa

habitat
Mixed wood boreal forest and riparian woodland in the prairie region.

seasonality
Mid to late July in the north, late June to mid July in the prairies.

identification
The extent of the black forewing markings is variable. Specimens from the prairie region tend to have reduced black markings in the basal half of the forewing. Haploa confusa (Lyman), which occurs in eastern North America west to Saskatchewan, may eventually be found in Alberta. This species has slight differences in forewing maculation: the antemedial white patch is two-lobed at the distal end (confusa), as opposed to elliptical (lecontei). H. confusa should be watched for in the east-central part of the province.

life history
No information available.

diet info
Larvae of this species have been observed on trembling aspen in the Ministik Lake area east of Edmonton.

range
Primarily a species of eastern North America. Occurs as far west as Alberta.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=210



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