|scientific name Pyrausta signatalis |
Areas of native Aspen Parkland and grassland
coulees where Monarda fistulosa occurs.
Late June to mid July.
A pretty moth with bright pink or purplish forewings and a wingspan of 18-22 mm. The forewings above have narrow, jagged, white AM and PM lines, and there is a white discal spot. The hind wings above are light brown and have a weak PM line. The labial palps point forward. The genitalia are described in Munroe (1976).
Details unknown. Adults come to light.
Uncommon due to habitat loss from agriculture.
The larvae feed on species of Monarda (Munroe 1976). Monarda fistulosa occurs in Alberta.
Known from Ontario west to British Columbia, south to Texas and the Carolinas (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is simply given at North America. In Alberta, it has been reported from Areas 1 (Cypress Hills), 6 and 18 (Waterton) by Bowman (1951). It is also known from Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, the Lowden Springs Conservation Area, Nevis, Red Deer, and Taber.
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