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scientific name    Dolichomia thymetusalis    

common name     Paler Dolichomia Moth

habitat
Wooded areas.

seasonality
July.

identification
A rose to violet colored pyralid moth with AM and PM lines enlarged into triangular, yellow costal patches. Wingspan 22 mm. There is a narrow, yellow fringe. Similar to Hypsopygia costalis and Dolichomia olinalis. Distinguished from the former which has a 13-18 mm wingspan and a wide, yellow fringe; and from the latter which has a darker ground color and has a violet fringe.

life history
A solitary leaf roller (Prentice 1965).

conservation
Rare in Alberta, but probably of no concern.

diet info
Primarily spruce (Prentice 1965).

range
A North American species known primarily from the northeastern United States and adjoining Canada west to British Columbia. Prentice et al. (1965) mapped its Canadian distribution. Reported in Alberta from Area 10 (Edmonton) by Bowman (1951) as Herculia thymetusalis. It has since been found in a number of other locations.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=6235



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