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scientific name    Pyrausta unifascialis    

habitat
Undisturbed grassland areas with Pussytoes.

seasonality
Mid June to early July.

identification
Forewings above olive-gray, hind wings above somewhat lighter in color. A faint, pale PM line is present, especially in the forewings. Wingspan 16-24 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Unlike any other Alberta species of Pyrausta.

life history
Unknown. Adults come to light.

conservation
Common, of no concern.

diet info
The larvae feed on species of Pussytoes (Antennaria) (Munroe 1976).

range
Quebec west to British Columbia, south to Arizona and California (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is California. Reported in Alberta by Bowman (1951) from Areas 7 (Lloydminster), 10 (Edmonton), 18 (Waterton), 20 (Nordegg) and 21 (Jasper National Park). Also known from Big Knife Provincial Park, the Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, the Lowden Springs Conservation Area, Pine Lake, Tolman Bridge, and Winfield.

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