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scientific name    Psychoglypha prita    

habitat
Shallow, alpine Carex pools.

seasonality
Adults have been collected on October 3, on 2 inches of fresh snow.

identification
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).

life history
Annual?

conservation
Rare.

diet info
Larvae feed on detritus.

range
This species range extends from Alberta, south to Idaho (Nimmo, 1971).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=3134



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