|scientific name Macrochilo louisiana |
common name Lousiana Snout-moth
Wet meadows, fens, wetland edges etc.
Adults have been taken in July.
A small (2.5-2.7 cm. wingspan) very pale cream or dirty white moth with narrow, squared forewings. The wings are sparsely dusted with darker scales. The antemedian line is marked by two dots, in the fold and in the cell. The postmedian line fine and fragmentary, in a wide arc on the upper half only, on the lower marked by a dot in the fold. The subterminal line faint and pale, preceded by dark points. Base of costa is dark with a pale apex. There are two widely separated discal dots. Hindwings are dirty white, with a faint darker subterminal shade.
The adults are nocturnal and come to light. No other data available.
Very scarce here at the northwestern edge of its large range; no concerns.
From Maine and Quebec east across Canada to central Alberta, south to Florida and Louisiana. In Alberta it has been collected in the Edmonton region, near Ministik Lake.
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