Species Details

Pyrausta unifascialis

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SeasonalityMid June to early July. IdentificationForewings above olive-gray, hind wings above somewhat lighter in color. A faint, pale PM line is present, especially in the forewings. Wingspan 16-24 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Unlike any other Alberta species of Pyrausta.

Scientific Name Pyrausta unifascialis Habitat Undisturbed grassland areas with Pussytoes. Seasonality Mid June to early July. Identification
Forewings above olive-gray, hind wings above somewhat lighter in color. A faint, pale PM line is present, especially in the forewings. Wingspan 16-24 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Unlike any other…
Forewings above olive-gray, hind wings above somewhat lighter in color. A faint, pale PM line is present, especially in the forewings. Wingspan 16-24 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Unlike any other Alberta species of Pyrausta.
Life History Unknown. Adults come to light. Conservation Common, of no concern. Diet Info The larvae feed on species of Pussytoes (Antennaria) (Munroe 1976). Range
Quebec west to British Columbia, south to Arizona and California (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is California. Reported in Alberta by Bowman (1951) from Areas 7 (Lloydminster), 10 (Edmonton), 18 (Waterton), 20…
Quebec west to British Columbia, south to Arizona and California (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is California. Reported in Alberta by Bowman (1951) from Areas 7 (Lloydminster), 10 (Edmonton), 18 (Waterton), 20 (Nordegg) and 21 (Jasper National Park). Also known from Big Knife Provincial Park, the Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, the Lowden Springs Conservation Area, Pine Lake, Tolman Bridge, and Winfield.

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"Pyrausta unifascialis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6272. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Pyraustinae Genus Pyrausta Species Pyrausta unifascialis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum