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scientific name    Dysstroma walkerata    (Pearsall)

habitat
Coniferous forests in the mountains and northern boreal forest.

seasonality
Adults fly in Alberta mid to late July.

identification
This group of Dysstroma, consisting of D. citrata, suspectata, walkerata,and truncata, form a complex of species which are often difficult to distinguish without resorting to genitalic characters. D. walkerata is often confused with D. truncata (the two were once considered to be conspecific) or suspectata. D. walkerata is on average the largest of our Dysstroma, with well-defined, relatively pale orange-brown AM and PM bands. It lacks the white flush often seen in D. citrata and truncata, and has a less mottled appearance than citrata and truncata. McDunnough (1946) illustrates the male and female genitalia.

life history
No information available.

conservation
Not of concern.

diet info
Larvae have been recorded from Larch (Larix laricina), alder (Alnus), willow (Salix) and bog birch (Betula glandulosa) (Handfield 1999).

range
YT and BC east to Quebec and Labrador (McDunnough 1946).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=4190



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