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scientific name    Pyrausta borealis    

Boreal Forest

Mid May to mid July.

Ground color of both fore and hind wings above fulvous brown with dull yellowish-buff PM and ST lines. Wingspan 14-18 mm. Very close to Pyrausta subsequalis plagialis but the wings are somewhat duller and it has a more northern distribution. Regarded as Pyrausta subsequalis borealis in Hodges et al. (1983), but Munroe (1976) comments "Forbes, in my opinion correctly, considered it a 'northern' variety". No genitalic differences between the two are mentioned by Munroe (1976).

life history
Unknown, Adults come to light.

Of no concern.

diet info
Unknown. The larvae may possibly feed on a species of mint.

Newfoundland and Labrador west to British Columbia, north to Alaska and the Yukon (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is Square Island, Labrador. In Alberta, reported from Areas 8 (Red Deer), 10 (Edmonton), 19 (Banff) and 20 (Nordegg) (Bowman 1951). Also known from Jasper National Park.

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