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scientific name    Anopina arizonana    

habitat
Mountainous areas.

seasonality
Most specimens have been collected in June and July, the single Alberta record is from August 10th. (Brown & Powell 2000)

identification
The forewing is shiny yellow with complex slivery lines through the basal half of the wing and in the postmedian area. Dark greyish brown shading is present at the very base, as a small costal triangle before the antemedian area, as a large costal triangle in the median area that touches the anal angle, and as shading beyond the postmedian area. The hindwing is evenly dark grey. The larva is white with large pinacula with a orangish yellow to white thoracic shield and a yellowish orange to pale yellow head that has a few darker markings. (Brown & Powell 2000)

life history
Unknown. It is suspected that some species in this genus may feed on dead leaves of birch (Betula) and willow (Salix). (Brown & Passoa 1998)

conservation
Unknown

diet info
Unknown

range
It is known from extreme southern interior British Columbia and from Waterton Lakes, Alberta, south to Arizona. (Brown & Powell 2000)

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=26290



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