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scientific name    Ctenucha virginica    

common name     Virginia Ctenucha

Found throughout open, grassy habitats in the aspen parkland and boreal region.

Mid June to early July.

The only other species with an orange collar on the thorax and metallic blue abdomen is Cisseps fulvicollis, which has markedly narrower wings and is smaller.
Royal Alberta Museum page

life history
No information available.

Widespread and common.

diet info
Grasses and sedges.

Primarily a species of eastern North America, this species has apparently expanded its range westward in the last fifty years, since it was not recorded by Bowman (1951).

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Travis (2015-07-07)
ive been in the woods a lot in the last 30yrs and this is the first one I've seen, 50kms north of Hythe, ab. Kinda cool looking indeed.

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