|scientific name Ctenucha virginica (Esper)|
common name Virginia Ctenucha
Found throughout open, grassy habitats in the aspen parkland and boreal region.
Mid June to early July.
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
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Widespread and common.
Grasses and sedges.
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).
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