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scientific name    Clemensia albata    

common name     Little White Lichen Moth

habitat
Primarily a species of moist, mixed wood boreal forest. Rare in the aspen parkland.

seasonality
Mid July to early August.

identification
Easily missed because of its small size. However, wing shape and pattern can be used to distinguish it from micro-moths. Most similar in size and overall shape to the leaf rollers (Tortricidae), but leaf rollers generally have a broader, more blunt appearance to the forewing, and banded (not speckled) forewing patterns, like in C. albata.

life history
No information available.

diet info
Arboreal lichens, especially those growing on conifers.

range
Across the boreal region west to B.C., south along the Pacific Coast to California.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=209



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