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scientific name    Ctenucha virginica    (Esper)

common name     Virginia Ctenucha

habitat
Found throughout open, grassy habitats in the aspen parkland and boreal region.

seasonality
Mid June to early July.

identification
The only other species with an orange collar on the thorax and metallic blue abdomen is Cisseps fulvicollis, which has markedly narrower wings and is smaller.
Royal Alberta Museum page

life history
No information available.

conservation
Widespread and common.

diet info
Grasses and sedges.

range
Primarily a species of eastern North America, this species has apparently expanded its range westward in the last fifty years, since it was not recorded by Bowman (1951).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=259



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