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scientific name    Eilema bicolor    

common name     Yellow-edged Footman

Found in the boreal forest. Sporadic in the parkland and riparian cottonwoods in the prairies.

July - August.

Because of its relatively small size, this species could possibly be mistaken for a micro-moth. However, the comparatively large hindwing and a yellow forewing costa distinguishs this species.

life history
No information available.


diet info
Lichens growing on conifers, although development can occur on the conifer needles themselves (McGugan, 1958). Since this species also occurs in non-coniferous habitats, larvae must also feed on other lichens, possibly those associated with mature aspen and poplar trees.

Newfoundland west to Yukon and Alaska, south through B.C. and Alberta.

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