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scientific name    Grammia speciosa    

habitat
Primarily a boreal forest species, can also be found in bogs and fens.

seasonality
Early to mid July.

identification
The hindwing is orange-yellow with varying amounts of black. Similar to G. obliterata, but speciosa has fine white lines along the veins of the forewing and lacks the white transverse bands that is on G. obliterata.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Locally common in bogs and fens, however it is rare in the prairie grasslands.

diet info
Probably a wide variety of forbs. Larvae can be reared on Plantain (Plantago) and dandelion (Taraxacum) (Gibson, 1901).

range
Yukon to Newfoundland, south to New Jersey and to Colorado and New Mexico in the west.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=239



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