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scientific name    Apotomops wellingtoniana    (Kearfott 1907)

habitat
Coniferous forest.

seasonality
In Alberta mid May to early June.

identification
The forewing is white with heavy grey shading on the basal half and with a prominent dark grey band that cuts through the median area of the wing that is narrowest towards the costa. Lighter grey shading is present towards the apex that is organized into at least faint indications of lines and is most prominent at the costa as small rectangles. At the upper terminal portion of the forewing there are usually prominent black spots. The hindwing is light greyish brown and faintly strigulated.

life history
The larva is a solitary defoliator. (Prentice 1965)

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
The larva feeds on fir (Abies sp.), hemlock (Tsuga sp.), and spruce (Picea sp.). (Prentice 1965)

range
Found across Canada from British Columbia to Nefoundland. (Prentice 1965)

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=29580



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