Okanagana fratercula    



habitat
Sagebrush grasslands.

seasonality
The only available Alberta date is for early July (Davis 1927).

identification
Dorsum black with posterior orange borders to the abdominal segments, underside black. One of the smaller species with a wingspan of 46 - 52mm (Davis 1935). Similar to luteobasalis, but the abdominal segments are not posteriorly bordered with orange as in that species, and the eyes are less prominent (Davis 1935).

life history
Unknown. Apparently associated with sagebrush prairie (Davis 1927).

conservation
Rare. The only Canadian records are from Alberta.

diet info
Plant fluids. Specific hosts unknown.

range
Known from Alberta (Cypress Hills), Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Utah (Davis 1927).

people
species page authorSchmidt, B. C.2003 
species page editorShpeley, D.2004 

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=4216

 

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