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scientific name    Pyrausta nicalis    

Undisturbed areas in central Alberta

Late May to mid August

Fore and hind wings fuscous (grey brown), faintly tinged with red or purple. A pale buff PM line is present in both fore and hind wings above. The wingspan is 20-23 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Unlike any other Alberta Pyraustas.

life history
Unknown, Adults come to light.

Uncommon due to habitat loss.

diet info
Unknown, The larvae may feed on one or more species of mint.

Quebec west to British Columbia, south to Colorado, Utah, Nevada and California (Munroe 1976). Type Locality Sierra Nevada, California. In Alberta, reported from Areas 10 (Edmonton) and 20 (Nordegg) by Bowman (1951). Also known from Big Knife Provincial Park, the Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, East Arrowwood Coulee, Erskine, Gull Lake, Jasper National Park, Kootenay Plains, Nevis, Rochon Sands Provincial Park and Winfield.

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