|scientific name Pediasia truncatella |
This appears to be a bog species.
A larger crambid (28 mm wingspan). Forewing dark reddish-brown, basal half of forewing darker than area between the median and subterminal areas, subterminal area cinnamon brown, 3-5 dark dots in the terminal line. Hind wing dark smoky.
Rare. More should be learned about this species.
No local information. The larvae may feed on Sphagnum (Markku Savela, www.funet.fi/).
Known from Fennoscandia and in Canada from the Northwest Territories, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia (Markku Savela, www.funet.fi/). Reported from Quebec and Labrador (Handfield 1997). In Alberta, reported from the Red Deer, Edmonton and Nordegg areas by Bowman (1951).
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