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scientific name    Sitochroa chortalis    

common name     Sitochroa Moth

habitat
Grassland and prairie areas

seasonality
Mid May to mid July.

identification
Wingspan around 27 mm. Ground color of fore and hind wings whitish-buff with greenish-gray transverse, dentate or crenulate lines. Easily recognized.

life history
Described by Munroe (1976). Moths nocturnal but easily flushed (Munroe 1976).

conservation
Common, of no concern

diet info
Larvae on pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and probably other plants (Munroe 1976).

range
Nova Scotia to southern British Columbia, south to New Jersey, Arizona and northern California (Munroe 1976). Reported from Areas 7 (Lloydminster), 10 (Edmonton), 18 (Hillcrest and Blairmore) and 20 (Nordegg) in Alberta by Bowman (1951) as Loxostege chortalis Grt. The Area 20 report, however, was based on a misdetermined specimen of Saucrobotys futilalis inconcinnalis. Also known in Alberta from Blairmore, Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, Burbank, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Erskine, Hillcrest, Lowden Springs Conservation Area, Nevis, Pine Lake, Rochon Sands Provincial Park and Tolman Bridge.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=6314



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