Yellow-collared Scape Moth
 
Location: Hwy 799, North of Twp Rd 200, AB
Date: July 23,  2011
               
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Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Common Name:  Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Latin Name:  Cisseps fulvicollis Hubner, 1827
                        (R. Bercha, det.)

Wingspan:  29 - 37 mm

Range: Alberta

Habitat:  Fields with flowers

Time of year seen: July to October (Additional Sightings)

Caterpillar's Diet: Grasses and sedges

Other: A widespread species found across Canada with one generation per year.  The Moths are active both during the day and at night.  At nighttime they are attracted to light.  It is not unusual to find these moths nectaring on goldenrod during the daytime.  The moths are possibly Batesian mimics of wasps with their wasplike flight and appearance.  (Powell et al, 2009 & Covell, 1984)  

 
         
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