|scientific name Catoptria maculalis |
A small crambid (17 mm wingspan). Forewing dark chocolate brown with two light blotches; lacking AM, PM and ST lines; there is a hint of a row of dark dots in the terminal line. Hind wing dark chocolate brown, without a blotch. Somewhat similar to Agriphila biarmica, Catoptria trichostoma and Gesneria centuriella, all of which have a zigzag subterminal line in the forewing, the latter, however, can be confusing as individuals can be wholly blackish with obscure markings.
Only found once in Alberta, but probably of no concern. It should be on the "watch" list.
Described from Fennoscandia and the Alps (Bleszynski). Reported from Quebec and Labrador by Handfield (1997) and from the Yukon by Lafontaine & Wood (1997). A specimen was collected 30 km NW of Zama Lake in northwestern Alberta, 15 July 1997, by G.R. Pohl.
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