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scientific name    Grammia celia    

common name     Celia Tiger

habitat
Handfield (1999) states the habitat is dry pine forest in Quebec.

seasonality
June. Possibly flies slightly earlier than G. williamsii.

identification
Very similar to G. williamsii; There are no obvious consistent differences between these two species. Handfield (1999) states that the hindwing ground colour in williamsii is pink, as opposed to yellow-orange in celia. However, Alberta populations of williamsii often have yellowish hindwings, especially those in prairie habitats. The one specimen in the Bowman collection labelled as celia is from Nordegg, and has entirely black hindwings.

life history
No information available.

diet info
No Alberta data. Elsewhere, Plantago, and probably other low-growing herbs.

range
Nova Scotia west to the Yukon. The only records for western U.S. are southeastern Montana and northcentral Colorado (Ferguson et al., 2000).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=244



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