|scientific name Hypocoena rufostrigata |
drainages, grasslands, parklands, foothills, mountains north into the boreal forest
In Alberta adults are on the wing from mid June through early September.
A medium-size (approx. 2.6-3.0 cm wingspan) orange-brown or tan moth with dark streaking. The forewings are rusty and orange-buff, with a short thick black basal streak and broad dark grey-black median stripe that widens toward the margin. The veins are lined with a mix of grey and white scales. The normal spots and lines are absent, except for the black terminal line, broken at the veins. The fringe is a mix of light grey and buff scales. Hindwings buff-white near the base, suffused with grey scales on the outer two-thirds, darker toward the margin. There is a partial thin black terminal line and a buff-white fringe. Antennae simple and sexes alike.
Poorly known. There is a single annual brood. The adults are nocturnal and come to light. In Alberta adults are on the wing from mid June through early September. There may be a partial second brood.
The Atlantic coast north to the North West Territories and Alaska, south in the west to California and Utah. In Alberta it has been collected along drainages throughout the grasslands region, the parklands, foothills and mountains north into the boreal forest to the Birch Mountains.
A widespread and not uncommon moth, sometimes very common, as it was in the mountains northwest of Nordegg at Brown Creek Recreation Area, where over 50 were collected on a single night.
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