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scientific name    Pyrausta orphisalis    

Mainly in undisturbed areas of Aspen Parkland.

Mid June to late July.

A dark brown moth with a wide, pale yellowish, PM line and a pale yellowish discal spot on both fore and hind wings above. The upper part of the forewing PM line has a thin,dark, diagonal line running through it. The wingspan is 15-17 mm. The genitalia are described in Munroe (1976). Similar to Pyrausta generosa but somewhat smaller, and the latter has a more curved, pale yellowish, PM line on the hindwings, also the thin, dark, diagonal line is lacking in the upper part of the forewing PM line.

life history
Details unknown. Adults come to light.

Details unknown. Adults come to light.

diet info
The larvae are reported by Munroe (1976) to have fed on a number of mints, including a species of Monarda.

Newfoundland west to British Columbia, south to Florida and New Mexico (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is St. Martin's Falls, Albany River, Ontario. Reported for Alberta from Areas 7 (Lloydminster), 8 (Red Deer), 10 (Edmonton) and 20 (Nordegg) by Bowman (1951) as Pyrausta ochosalis Dyar. Also known in Alberta from Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Nevis, Pigeon Lake, and Winfield.

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