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scientific name    Loxostege lepidalis    

habitat
Prairies; badlands.

seasonality
June to August.

identification
Wingspan around 26 mm. Ground color of fore and hind wings whitish with gray areas, and checkered terminal lines. Forewings with strong yellowish-buff along costa and termen, cell patch pale buff, reniform and orbicular spots small, lunular and round respectively. Genitalia described by Munroe (1976). The strong contrasting coloration of the forewings of this species easily separates it from other Loxostege prairie species, except for L. indentalis which is larger and has less contrasting white and gray forewing markings.

life history
Unknown. Crepuscular and nocturnal; comes to light.

conservation
Uncommon.

diet info
Unknown.

range
Alberta prairies south to Wyoming, Washington, California and New Mexico (Munroe 1976). Type Locality Colorado. Not reported from Alberta by Bowman (1951). In Alberta, known from Big Knife Provincial Park and the Red Deer River valley north of Jenner.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=6242



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