Entomology Collection TitleImage Bugs Pinned
Species Page - Archips striana
species list search results ->Archips striana ->species page

E-mail this Page   
Print this Page   
Link to this Page   

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).

life history
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.

diet info
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.

quick link

Comments (0)Add New Comment

Comments are published according to our submission guidelines. The EH Strickland Entomological Museum does not necessarily endorse the views expressed.

Add New Comment (all fields are required)

Related Species Info
Display Hierarchy
References (2)
Specimen Info
There are 19 specimens of this species in the online database
Map Distribution
Adult Seasonal Distributioncreate a collection histogram with specimens
Specimen List (19)
Related Links
Moth Photographers Group


Logo Department of Museums and Collections ServicesLogo University of Alberta