|scientific name Deltote bellicula |
common name Bog Lithacodia
Acid bogs and other boggy areas.
In Alberta adults have been collected from early June through late July; peak flight in mid-June.
A small (1.8-2.1 cm wingspan) broad-winged grey moth with darker brown, white and dull rusty orange markings. The forewing median and terminal areas are brown, the former separated from the rusty-orange subterminal area by a prominent inwardly angled white line. The reniform and orbicular spots are small white bars and are joined by a narrow pale orange bar. The hindwings are light grey with a pale fringe. The antennae are simple and the sexes are similar.
Poorly known. There is a single brood in Alberta. The larvae have not beeen described, and the larval hosts are unknown.
Uncommon and local in Alberta; otherwise of widespread occurrence.
No information available.
Newfoundland to western Alberta, south to Florida, and New Mexico. Bog Lithacodia have been been collected in central Alberta, in the Red Deer and Edmonton regions.
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