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scientific name    Eana argentana    

habitat
Most high-elevation open habitats.

seasonality
The adult is active from the end of June to mid August in Alberta.

identification
The acutely-pointed forewing is shiny and pure white. The hindwing is light grey. The larva is grey with yellowish brown head and brown to black prothoracic and anal shields, and thoracic legs. (Razowski 2002)

life history
The first instar larva hibernates in a silken shelter and resumes feeding in the spring until June. It feeds in silken tubes amongst roots and under rocks.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
The larva feeds on various grasses and shrubs. (Razowski 2002)

range
This Holarctic species is found from the Yukon and British Columbia east to Manitoba and south to Wyoming. (Obraztsov 1962)

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=26149



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