|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.
Unknown, Adults come to light.
Uncommon due to habitat loss.
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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