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scientific name    Tarache augustipennis    

common name     Narrow-winged Midget

habitat
A wide range, from fens and bogs and foothill valleys to riparian woodland in the arid grasslands.

seasonality
Adults have been collected in Alberta from late May through mid August; possibly two broods.

identification
A small (2.5-3.0 cm wingspan, narrow-winged moth. The forewings are dark brown with a lighter patch in the anal angle, and with the costa broadly pale yellow for about half its length, then with two pale yellow blotches, one small and one larger near the apex. Fringe mostly dark. Hindwings sooty brown, with pale fringe. The extent of pale yellow along the leading edge of the forewing may vary considerably. Sexes similar.

life history
Poorly known. The adults are nocturnal and come to light. There appears to be more than one brood in Alberta, with peak flights in late May and late July. The larvae have apparently not been described and the larval hosts are unknown.

conservation
A fairly common, widespread species; no concerns.

diet info
No information available.

range
Southern Manitoba west to southwestern BC., south to Utah, Colorado, Texas and Arizona. Widespread in the southern half of Alberta, from the foothills and the southern edge of the boreal forest south.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3699



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