|scientific name Archips striana |
common name Striated Tortrix
Boreal forest, especially where spruce is dominant.
Late June to July.
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).
The life history is not reported for this rarely seen species, but likely feeds amongst spruce foliage.
Not commonly collected but probably of no concern.
Black Spruce (Picea mariana) & White Spruce (P. glauca) (Razowski 1977).
Throughout boreal Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to New Hampshire and Wisconsin.
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