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scientific name    Loxostegopsis polle    

habitat
Short grass prairie.

seasonality
September.

identification
A small, light brown moth with elongate, rounded wings and a wingspan of up to 17 mm. The dorsal fore wings are shaded with brown, especially in the outer half, and lack AM and PM lines. The dorsal hind wings are silky-white with a narrow, dark margin (termen). Both wings have a noticeable fringe. Unlike any other Alberta species. The genus Loxostegopsis has been placed in the subfamily Spilomelinae of the family Crambidae.

life history
Unknown.

conservation
Rare. Known from only a single Alberta collection.

diet info
Unknown.

range
The Type Locality is Brownsville, Texas. Also known from Arizona and California. Not reported from Alberta by Bowman (1951). A single specimen was collected by Doug Macaulay on 6 Sep 2006 in the Pinhorn Grazing Reserve, 33 km SW of Manyberries at a MV trap. It was identified by G. Pohl by comparison with Wyoming material in the Canadian National Collection.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=25774



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