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scientific name    Hypercompe permaculata    

habitat
Occurs in short-grass prairie, occasionally occurring into the parkland region.

seasonality
June and a partial second generation in mid August to early September.

identification
The only similar species is Estigmene acrea, since female acrea have white hindwings. However, the black thorax markings of H. permaculata are unique.

life history
No information available.

conservation
A common species.

diet info
Unknown.

range
A Great Basin species, distributed from southern Alberta and extreme south-eastern B.C. south to Mexico. Not known from Saskatchewan, although it almost certainly occurs in the western part of the province.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=229



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