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scientific name    Perispasta caeculalis    

common name     Titian Peale's Pyralid Moth

habitat
Woods in the Aspen Parkland.

seasonality
June to mid July

identification
Wingspan 16-18 mm. An easily recognized, little, dark brown moth with wide forewings, strongly arched costa, falcate apex and a white discal bar. There is a thin, black, arcuate PM line on both fore and hind wings above. The hind wing fringe is white, while it is dark on the lower half of the forewings, then white, and then black at the apex. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Unlike any other Alberta micromoth.

life history
Unknown

conservation
Locally common, of no concern.

diet info
Unknown

range
Quebec west to British Columbia, south to Florida, Texas and Colorado (Munroe (1976). Type Locality Texas. Reported from Area 10 (Edmonton) in Alberta by Bowman (1951). Also known in Alberta from the Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Erskine, the J.J. Collett Natural Area, Nevis, Rochon Sands Provincial Park and Winfield.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=6312



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