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Herpetogramma fraxinalis sp.n


Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Spilomelinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 2.9-3.2 cm
Life History:
Flight: early July to early August
Caterpillar Hosts: Fraxinus americana and Tilia americana
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Range: Herpetogramma fraxinalis sp. n. is only known from a small northern area, corresponding exactly to the northern distribution of Fraxinus americana and Tilia americana in eastern Canada, the two known hostplants of the larvae. It is known from eastern Ontario, southern Québec up to Québec City and the southern part of the Parc Les Grands Jardins (Carle Bélanger, pers. comm.), and New Brunswick. It presumably occurs in northeastern United States.
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