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scientific name    Chyranda    

common name     Pale Western Sedge

Small springs and usually found in piles of leaves (Wiggins, 1996).

Adults are relatively small, slender and rust coloured. Antennae are fine, very long and in males, longer than the forewings. Maxillary palpi are well developed, article 1 is tiny and the article 2 is very long. Spur formula is 1, 3, 3. C. centralis is the only species in this genus (Schmid, 1998).

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Larvae feed on vascular plants and moss (Wiggins, 1996).

This genus is widely distributed throughout the western provinces and Quebec, north to Alaska and south to California, Utah and Colorado (Wiggins, 1996).

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