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scientific name    Grammia blakei    

common name     Blake's Tiger

habitat
Short grass and mixed grass prairie, especially in native range pastures grazed by livestock.

seasonality
Mid May to early June.

identification
Alberta's smallest species of Grammia. Similar to G. nevadensis, but blakei can usually be distinguished by the more reduced forewing markings, more "pointy" appearance of the forewing, and overall smaller size.

life history
There is a partial second brood in August in some years, especially in the southern part of the range (Byers, 1988). The adults of this species are apparently strictly diurnal, flying in the afternoon and early evening.

diet info
Larvae feed on various grasses (including spring cereal crops) in early spring, and are occasionally pests in native range pastures (Byers, 1988).

range
Manitoba west to Alberta, south to Arizona and New Mexico.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=242



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