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scientific name    Melaporphyria immortua    

habitat
No information available.

seasonality
Three adults have been collected in Alberta only during the last 10 days of May.

identification
A small chocolate black moth with purplish overtones and few prominent markings. The forewing is crossed by thin pale brown antemedian, postmedian and subterminal lines, the area inside the antemedian and outside the postmedian lines darker and appearing as a wide black band. Some specimens have both wings with a wide, paler brown terminal band. Fringes dark.

life history
No information available. Almost nothing is known about this little moth. Until larvae are described it is not even certain they belong to the family Heliothinae.

diet info
No information available.

range
New England west to Colorado, north to southern Manitoba and central Saskatchewan and Alberta. In Alberta it has been collected several times in the Edmonton area.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=277



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