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scientific name    Thaumatopsis fernaldella    

habitat
Prairie areas.

seasonality
July.

identification
A large crambid (23-31 mm wingspan). Antennae of males unipectinate, actually serrate with fine ciliations. Forewing ashy gray to whitish brown with median white streak, the white streak bounded above by a thicker dark brown line which eventually runs into the apex; seven dark dots in terminal row. The male genitalia are illustrated by Landry (1995). Alberta material belongs to the subspecies nortella Kft. Similar to T. pexella coloradella, but the latter has the oblique line darker, males have bipectinate antennae, and pexella tends to fly later.

life history
Unknown.

conservation
Uncommon, but probably of no known concern.

diet info
Unknown.

range
Kearfott (1905), in describing T. f. nortella, mentions having seen specimens from Regina, Saskatchewan, and from Lethbridge and Pincher Creek in Alberta. Mainly a prairie species.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2926



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