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scientific name    Pyrausta generosa    

habitat
Undisturbed areas in Aspen Parkland and Mixed Woods.

seasonality
Late May to late July

identification
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.

life history
Unknown. Adults come to light.

conservation
Uncommon due to habitat loss from agriculture

diet info
Unknown, possibly one or more mint species

range
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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