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scientific name    Crambus bidens    

habitat
Mainly in bogs.

seasonality
Late July to early August.

identification
A small Crambus (18-22 mm wingspan). Forewing yellowish or brownish ochre; scimitar-shaped silver streak unusually wide, almost reaching the costa, sometimes with a broad brown longitudinal ray, strongly toothed below; no silver patch between streak and subterminal line but middle of terminal space white; subterminal line zigzag; black, somewhat elongate dots in the lower part of the terminal line; hind wing smoky with a white fringe. There is really nothing else that is similar.

life history
Early stages unknown.

conservation
Seldom encountered, but probably under collected and of no concern.

diet info
Larval host plants unknown.

range
A North American species known from Massachusetts and New York (Fernald 1896, Forbes 1923), Ontario (Kearfott 1908), New Jersey (Forbes 1923), Quebec (Forbes 1923, Handfield 1997); and from Michigan (Scholtens 1996). In Alberta, known only from the Edmonton area.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2919



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