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scientific name    Catoptria oregonica    

habitat
Meadows in the mountains and foothills.

seasonality
July to August.

identification
A small Crambus (17-21 mm wingspan). Forewing ochraceous brown with white or grayish areas; with a longitudinal diffuse white median stripe, a dark brown acutely dentate median line, a blotchy white post median line, then a dark brown area between it and the subterminal line, the latter is brown edged with white outwardly, the terminal line is dark brown with black dots; finally there is a fringe of brownish or whitish scales. Hind wing smoky with narrow terminal line and white fringes.

life history
Uncommon, but probably of no concern.

conservation
No obvious concerns.

diet info
Unknown.

range
A North American species. Described from Oregon by Grote (1880). Reported by Dyar (1904) from British Columbia. Reported from the Banff area by Bowman (1951), and has been collected at Burmis near the Crowsnest Pass.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2867



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