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scientific name    Protitame matilda    

common name     Straight-lined Cream

habitat
No information available; probably associated with mixed and deciduous forests.

seasonality
No local data available; May to August in BC (Jones 1951).

identification
A cream-white moth speckled with tan scales, and with even grey PM and AM lines on both fore and hindwings. Discal spots absent. P virginalis is similar, but lacks the tranverse lines

life history
McGuffin (1972) describes the early stages based in part on Dyar's (1906) work. Larvae go through five instars, and pupate before overwintering. Virtually no distribution and flight period data avaiable for Alberta.

conservation
Of limited distribution in Alberta, but there are no obvious conservation concerns.

diet info
Larvae feed on Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides) and willows (Salix spp.) (Prentice 1963).

range
A western montane species. Southwestern AB and southern BC to California (McGuffin 1972).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=4489



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