|scientific name Pyrausta generosa |
Undisturbed areas in Aspen Parkland and Mixed
Late May to late July
A dark brown moth with a wide, pale yellowish PM line and a pale yellowish discal spot, on both fore and hind wings above, with a wingspan of 18-21 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Similar to Pyrausta orphisalis, but the latter is smaller with a wingspan of 15-17 mm, has a less curved hind wing AM line, and it also has a thin, dark line running through the upper part of the pale yellowish forewing PM line. Also similar to Pyrausta tuolumnalis, but the latter has a whitish, rather than yellowish, PM line and discal spot.
Unknown. Adults come to light.
Uncommon due to habitat loss from agriculture
Unknown, possibly one or more mint species
Known from Ontario west to southern Alberta and south to Florida and Missouri (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is Pennsylvania. In Alberta, reported from Areas 8 (Red Deer) and 10 (Edmonton) by Bowman (1951). Also known from Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Nevis and Winfield.
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