|scientific name Archips eleagnana |
Prairie and montane.
End June – early August.
Overall very similar to A. argyrospila but the markings tend to be much more subdued to being nearly absent. It also tends to be slightly larger and mottling is less pronounced on the forewing. The forewing is normally dull greyish brown but varies from greyish olive to greyish red. The hindwings are typically grey.
The larva is similar to A. argyrospila but is slightly larger and the head is brown with a darker patch near the ocelli. (MacKay 1962)
Unknown, known from very few localities but is locally common in the Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve.
The larva feeds on Eleagnus. (Freeman 1958)
Known from only a handful of localities in Alberta, Manitoba, and New Mexico.
This is likely just a host plant race of Archips argyrospila.
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