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scientific name    Platytes vobisne    

habitat
Native grassland.

seasonality
A single specimen was collected 27 June 2002.

identification
A tiny crambid (12-13 mm wingspan) with dark silver forewings with several dark brown lines, including two zigzag postmedial and subterminal ones. The hindwings are also dark silver in color. Both fore and hind wings have long dark silver fringes. Superficially somewhat similar to a tiny Chrysoteuchia topiaria.

life history
The specimen was collected in an ultraviolet light trap.

conservation
Probably overlooked due to its small size, but should be put on a "watch" list.

diet info
The larvae presumably feed on one or more species of grass.

range
Reported from Connecticut and South Dakota by Forbes (1920), and from Michigan by Nielsen (1998). In Alberta, known only from a collection made in Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park by Charles Bird.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2874



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