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scientific name    Perispasta caeculalis    

common name     Titian Peale's Pyralid Moth

Woods in the Aspen Parkland.

June to mid July

Wingspan 16-18 mm. An easily recognized, little, dark brown moth with wide forewings, strongly arched costa, falcate apex and a white discal bar. There is a thin, black, arcuate PM line on both fore and hind wings above. The hind wing fringe is white, while it is dark on the lower half of the forewings, then white, and then black at the apex. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Unlike any other Alberta micromoth.

life history

Locally common, of no concern.

diet info

Quebec west to British Columbia, south to Florida, Texas and Colorado (Munroe (1976). Type Locality Texas. Reported from Area 10 (Edmonton) in Alberta by Bowman (1951). Also known in Alberta from the Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Erskine, the J.J. Collett Natural Area, Nevis, Rochon Sands Provincial Park and Winfield.

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