|scientific name Psychoglypha prita |
Shallow, alpine Carex pools.
Adults have been collected on October 3, on 2 inches of fresh snow.
Adult antennae are dark brown and the vertex of the head is almost balck. Spurs are dark reddish brown and the formula is 1, 2, 2. Forewings are pale orange-brown, irrorate and with a longitudinal faint silver line. In males, the bifid cercus arms are subequal. The clasper is acuminate and directed dorsad (Nimmo, 1971).
Larvae feed on detritus.
This species range extends from Alberta, south to Idaho (Nimmo, 1971).
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