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scientific name    Calyptra canadensis    

Mesic meadows, edges and clearings.

No Alberta data; in Saskatchewan it has been collected in early July.

A medium-size (3.3-4.0 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth with almost unmarked yellow-brown or pinkish-brown wings. The basal half of the pointed forewings are slightly darker than the terminal half, and are crossed by faint diffuse darker basal, antemedian and median bands A narrow dark line runs from beyond the middle of the lower margin straight to the apex. The only other markings are faint darker scaling along most of the veins. Normal spots obsolete or nearly so. The hind wings are dull brown. Male antennae bipectinate.

life history
Poorly known. Adults come to light.

A rare stray (?) from the east; no known resident population.

diet info
Meadow rue (Thalictrum sp.) (Forbes, 1954).

An eastern species, occuring west to at least central southern Saskatchewan. Bowman (1951) lists it for Alberta, apparently on the basis of it being listed for "Alta" by McDunnough.

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