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scientific name    Caradrina morpheus    (Hufn.)

common name     The Mottled Rustic, Brungult Lövfly

Treed areas; urban gardens and yards.

In Alberta specimens have been collected in late June and July.

A medium size (3.0-3.5 cm wingspan) rich brown moth. The round orbicular spot, reniform spot and broad subterminal band are dark brown. A faint red-orange streak runs through the orbicular and reniform spots. The hindwings are dirty white, with a fine dark terminal line and a dark discal spot. Antennae simple. Sexes essentially alike. The brown-on-brown forewing color is unusual in Alberta noctuid moths.

life history
No information available.

An introduced species.

diet info
Various low plants, including dandelions (Taraxacum) and nettles (Urtica).

Northern Europe to Siberia. Apparently accidentally introduced on both the east and west coasts of Canada; reported in the east from New Brunswick to Ontario, and in the west from BC. First collected in Alberta at Taber and Edmonton in 2004.

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