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scientific name    Holarctia obliterata    

habitat
Found in open subalpine forest, boreal forest bogs and prairie sand dunes.

seasonality
Peak flight activity ranges from late July to mid August.

identification
The hindwing is usually yellow (rarely orange) with submarginal black spots. The hindwing discal spot is absent. Similar to G. speciosa, but obliterata has transverse white bands in the costal area of the forewing, which are absent in speciosa.

life history
No information available.

diet info
Bedstraw (Galium sp.) (Dod, 1904), and probably other low plants. McGugan (1958) reports successful development on white spruce, but this is not likely a host under natural conditions.

range
Northwest Territories (Great Bear Lake) south to southern Manitoba and Utah.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=238



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