|scientific name Euxoa teleboa |
Arid shortgrass prairie, in particular sagebrush grasslands.
Adults have been collected in Alberta in late August and early September.
Euxoa teleboa belongs to the detersa group of the subgenus Euxoa. They are medium-size moths (3.0-3.3 cm wingspan) with rusty-orange or yellow-buff forewings crossed by a wide black median band. The hindwings are shining white with a small dark discal crescent. The normal lines are indistinct or absent in most specimens, and the orbicular is reduced to a dark spot. The remainders of the forewings are dusted with scattered grey scales, in particular in the terminal area. E. teleboa can be separated from the similar E. tronella by the prominent wide median band, and from E. setonia by the yellow-brown or rusty orange color (brown in setonia).
There is a single annual brood, with a late summer-fall flight period. Adults come to light.
A widespread species at the northern edge of its range in Alberta; no reason for concern.
No information available.
The western Great Plains and eastern Intermontane region from southern Saskatchewan and Alberta south to eastern Nevada, northern Arizona, east to the Texas panhandle, and north through western Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. In Alberta it occurs in the arid grasslands north to Dinosaur Provincial Park.
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