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scientific name    Gazoryctra roseicaput    

habitat
Montane meadows.

seasonality
Adults have been collected in Alberta during the last half of August.

identification
A medium-size (3.2 cm wingspan), dull red-brown hepialid moth with silvery white spots on the forewings. There are prominent spots at the wing base, in the median area below the costa, and a larger angular one in the median area. A series of prominent joined spots form a band across the outer part of the wing, from the lower margin to the wing-tip. The forewing veins are darker brown, and separate these spots. There is also a series of smaller, rounder spots along the outer margin, and scattered elsewhere on the forewing. Hindwings are unmarked. Similar Alberta species (Gazoryctra hyperborea and G. noviganna) are lighter pink-brown in color, and have an angular white stripe across the forewings.

life history
Adults are known to congregate fly and mate for a short period at dusk.

conservation
A rarely observed species at the eastern edge of its range in Alberta; no concerns.

diet info
No information available.

range
A western, montane species. It has been collected in Alberta at Banff and Cadomin.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2297



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