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scientific name    Scopula luteolata    

habitat
Montane wooded and shrubby openings and edges.

seasonality
Alberta records are from mid June to late July.

identification
A small (2326 mm wingspan) yellow-brown moth, with darker grey-brown median and postmedian lines. Medial line wider and less well-defined, postmedian line narrow and darker. Area between postmedian line and outer margin with several indistinct darker bands and lines. Discal dots absent or, if present, nearly obsolete. Hairbrush present on metathoracic tibia of male. The male and female genitalia are described and illustrated (as Scopula subfuscata) by McGuffin (1967)

life history
Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single annual brood.

conservation
At the edge of its range in southwestern Alberta, but no obvious reasons for any concern.

range
A western species, occurring from the mountains of southwestern Alberta, north to Banff and west to Vancouver Island.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=6108



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