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scientific name    Archips striana    

common name     Striated Tortrix

habitat
Boreal forest, especially where spruce is dominant.

seasonality
Late June to July.

identification
The adult is unmistakeable because of the characteristic forewing pattern. The forewing is entirely striated with dark grey and white streaks that trend towards the outer edges of the wing. The hindwing is dark grey and the remainder of the body is normally dull white. The larva is similar to A. alberta but has a paler head and the thoracic shield is pale, bordered with dark brown (MacKay 1962).

life history
The life history is not reported for this rarely seen species, but likely feeds amongst spruce foliage.

conservation
Not commonly collected but probably of no concern.

diet info
Black Spruce (Picea mariana) & White Spruce (P. glauca) (Razowski 1977).

range
Throughout boreal Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to New Hampshire and Wisconsin.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=30139



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