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scientific name    Grammia gibsoni    

common name     Gibson's Tiger

habitat
Inhabits prairie grasslands with exposed soil cover, such as sand dunes and badlands.

seasonality
Ranges from July 7 to August 20, with most records from late July to early August.

identification
The absence of white markings along the forewing veins, broad transverse bands and long antennal pectinations distinguish members of this species complex. It is uncertain if Grammia geneura (Strecker), G. superba (Stretch), G. nevadensis (Grote & Robinson) and G. gibsoni (McDunnough) are all the same variable species, or if several species are involved.

life history
No information available.

conservation
A rare species.

diet info
Castilleja sessiliflora (McDunnough, 1937). Likely also other plants.

range
Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=240



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