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scientific name    Pyrausta borealis    

habitat
Boreal Forest

seasonality
Mid May to mid July.

identification
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.

conservation
Of no concern.

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

range
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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