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scientific name    Pyrausta fodinalis septentrionicola    

habitat
Undisturbed prairie and grassland areas

seasonality
June to July

identification
Forewings above pinkish buff, hindwings above whitish buff with a noticeable fuscous PM line. Females tend to have somewhat darker forewings. Wingspan 22-25 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Similar to Pyrausta socialis but socialis has forewings that are deep reddish or pinkish brown with a well-marked purplish luster. Also, in Pyrausta fodinalis septentrionicola the uncus is rounded, instead of being distally truncate, and lateral thorn-like processes are lacking.

life history
Unknown. Adults come to light.

conservation
Common. Of no concern.

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

range
Quebec west to British Columbia (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is Scandia, Alberta. In Alberta, reported from Areas 6 (Calgary), 8 (Red Deer) and 10 (Edmonton) (Bowman 1951). Also known from Big Knife Provincial Park, the Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, Crowsnest Pass, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Dunvegan, Erskine, the J.J. Collett Natural Area, the Lowden Springs Natural Area, Nevis, Shandro Bridge, Tolman Bridge and Waterton Lakes National Park.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=6263



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