|scientific name Pyrausta unifascialis |
Undisturbed grassland areas with Pussytoes.
Mid June to early July.
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.
Unknown. Adults come to light.
Common, of no concern.
The larvae feed on species of Pussytoes (Antennaria) (Munroe 1976).
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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