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scientific name    Neoterpes trianguliferata    

common name     The Canary Thorn

habitat
Dry, open forests and woodlands.

seasonality
Adults fly from mid June to early July

identification
A mid-size geometrid with a soft yellow ground colour and several marroon-brown, irregular wedges along the forewing costa; occasionally speckled throughout with brown. Unlike any other Alberta moth in appearance.

life history
The larva mimics a twig when resting, and pupates among leaves tied together with silk. (McGuffin 1987). Adults come to light. The larva is illustrated by Tatum (2002). http://facweb.furman.edu/~snyderjohn/tatum/210-211.htm

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Yukon and northwestern Saskatchewan south to southwest Alberta and Washington (McGuffin 1987). The distribution of this species is rather enigmatic - it is apparently very rare in the boreal region between the southern mountain and prairie region and the Yukon and extreme northwestern Saskatchewan. The Milliken Lake, SK record in McGuffin (1987) is erroneously shown on the map in northwestern AB.

range
Yukon and northwestern Saskatchewan south to southwest Alberta and Washington (McGuffin 1987). The distribution of this species is rather enigmatic - it is apparently very rare in the boreal region between the southern mountain and prairie region and the Yukon and extreme northwestern Saskatchewan. The Milliken Lake, SK record in McGuffin (1987) is erroneously shown on the map in northwestern AB.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3895



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