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scientific name    Loxostege anartalis albertalis    

habitat
Poorly known.

seasonality
20 May to 12 June.

identification
Forewing ground color bluish gray, with a whitish PM line and a dark discal spot. The hindwings have a bluish gray ground color and a whitish PM line, but also have a whitish medial area. Wingspan 20-24 mm. The genitalia of anartalis are described by Munroe (1976). Similar to L. ephippialis but the latter is smaller, has a forewing that has a fine black PM line and a large, dark, wedge-shaped median area that is widest at the costa; while the hind wings have a poorly developed PM line and the medial area is not as whitish.

life history
Unknown.

conservation
Uncommon.

diet info
Unknown.

range
The subspecies albertalis ranges from Manitoba west to the southern interior of British Columbia, north to the Northwest Territories and Alaska (Munroe (1976). The Type Locality of the subspecies is Gleichen, Alberta. Reported from Areas 6 (Calgary) and 20 (Nordegg) in Alberta by Bowman (1951) as L. albertalis.

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