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scientific name    Catastia actualis    

Apparently restricted to areas of native grassland.

Mid June to early July.

A large, dark brown Pyralid with a wingspan of 24-28 mm. The forewings have a blotchy AM line and a sinuous PM line; the basal and median areas are ashy fuscous, while the subterminal area is strigose fuscous; and there are two black discal dots. The hindwings are a uniform reddish brown. The fringe is light reddish brown. The genitalia are illustrated in Heinrich (1956). One is reminded of a large Pyla.

life history
No information available.

Never common and perhaps restricted to areas of natural prairie.

diet info
No information available.

A western North American species known from Manitoba west to British Columbia and south to Colorado and California (Heinrich 1956). Reported from Areas 7, 10, 18 and 20 in Alberta by Bowman (1951) as Dioryctria actualis Hlst. Reported from Calgary by Neunzig (2003). There are specimens in UASM from Hillcrest and Edmonton. Additional collections have been at Buffalo Lake, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, East Arrowwood Coulee and Nevis.

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