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scientific name    Raphiptera argillaceella    

habitat
Bogs.

seasonality
June and July (Bowman 1951).

identification
A small crambid (10-15 mm wingspan) with mouse gray color. The forewing has a small hook (produced) at the apex similar to a number of Crambus species; and a large, longitudinal, white, slightly silvery, median stripe which ends in a slightly bidentate tip, beyond which there is a white chevron and a triangular patch in the wing tip; there are three dashes from the subterminal line to the terminal line where they end as dark dots. The male genitalia are illustrated in Landry (1995). The genus is separated from Crambus by wing venation.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Of no concern.

diet info
No information available. The larvae may feed on grasses.

range
This North American species is known primarily from the east where Forbes (1923) reports it from Labrador, Ontario, Wisconsin, Connecticut and New York. In addition, Handfield (1997) has it from Quebec and Labrador and Scholtens (1996) from Michigan. In Alberta, Bowman (1951) has it from the Nordegg area and neighboring foothills. It has also been found in the Ft. Chipewyan area.

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