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scientific name    Virbia lamae    

common name     Bog Holomelina

Occurs only in peat bogs.

Mainly in July.

Smaller than V. ferruginosa, with a darker forewing and a solid dark hindwing margin.

life history
No information available.

diet info
Plantago (Handfield 1999).

A boreal species that occurs west to Alberta. There are disjunct populations in Colorado and Arizona.

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Uwe-Jens Oppel (2015-10-11)
For the first time after 12 years here I saw about 12 of this kind in 2015, from end of June till middle of July around Fort McMurray, AB. Due to the distinct flying pattern I managed to just catch 1 female on June 29 2015.

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