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scientific name    Abagrotis nanalis    Grote

habitat
Dry sagebrush grassland.

seasonality
Adults have been collected in Alberta mid August - early September.

identification
A small (2.5 cm wingspan) narrow-winged brown moth with longitudinal streaking, unlike any other member of the genus Abagrotis. The forewings are dark brown, usually paler yellow brown along the leading half. The veins are marked with dark scales, giving the wings a very streaky appearance. Normal lines and spots obsolete or nearly so. Hindwings light brown, darker in female, and with veins lined with brown scales.

life history
Poory known. There is a single annual brood with adults flying in the fall. They are attracted to light.

conservation
No concerns.

diet info
The larval host is reported to be sagebrush (Artemesia sp.) (Lafontaine, 1998).

range
Another arid-land western species, occuring from the dry interior of southern BC east to southwest SK and western ND, south to northern NM and CA. In Alberta it has been found north to the Drumheller region.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=5234



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