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scientific name    Pyrausta nicalis    

habitat
Undisturbed areas in central Alberta

seasonality
Late May to mid August

identification
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.

conservation
Uncommon due to habitat loss.

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

range
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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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=6265



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