|scientific name Abagrotis vittifrons |
Shrubby and treed areas along rivers valleys in the arid shortgrass prairie region.
Adults have been collected in Alberta from mid August through early September.
A medium-size moth (3.4-3.5 cm wingspan) with dull black-brown
forewings with a sharply contrasting buff stripe along the leading edge, and white hindwings. The reniform, antemedian, postmedian and subterminal lines are faintly indicated with pale scales in most specimens, and the veins on the hindwingss are lightly lined with brown scales, more extensively in some females. This boldly marked moth is unlikely to be mistaken for any other Alberta species
There is a single annual brood. The adults come to both light and sugar bait. The immature stages are unknown.
Local and rare at the northern edge of their range in Alberta; no reasons for concern.
Unknown. Related species feed on woody shrubs.
Eastern North Dakota and southwestern Saskatchewan west to the southern interior of British Columbia, south to southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. In Alberta they have been collected along the Milk, Oldman South Saskatchewan River valleys.
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