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scientific name    Grammia williamsii    

common name     Williams' Tiger

habitat
Found in montane grasslands, open jack pine forests and prairie habitats.

seasonality
June to late July.

identification
One of the smallest members of the genus, with an average forewing length of ~17mm. The white forewing markings consist of the typical "W" mark, with two additional transverse lines (sometimes reduced). Note lack of fine white lines alongforewing veins. Hindwing color can vary from pink to yellow; boreal and prairie populations tend to have a dull yellowish hindwing.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Common.

diet info
Probably a variety of herbaceous plants. In prairie habitats, larvae can be common on Golden Bean (Thermopsis rhombifolia) in May. Larvae have also been observed on Senecio sp. in montane meadows.

range
New Brunswick to Alberta, B.C. and N.W.T., south to Arizona.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=243



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