|scientific name Macrochilo bivittata |
common name Two-striped Snout-moth
Wet meadows, fens and wetlands margins.
Adults have been collected in July.
A small (2.7-2.8 cm. wingspan) very pale tan or dirty white moth with rather long, narrow and squared forewings. The wings are sparsely dusted with dark brown scales between the veins, giving it a somewhat streaky appearance, before becoming denser, and forming a faint terminal band on the forewings. There are two small black dots marking the reniform, and two prominent narrow dark streaks on each forewing, one running from the reniform to the outer margin, and the other, thicker one running along the fold from near the base almost to the outer margin. This pattern is unique among the Alberta moths.
The adults are nocturnal and come to light. No other data available.
No known concerns.
From the Atlantic coast west across the parklands and southern boreal forest to central Alberta; south to Massachusetts and Ohio. In Alberta, it has been found along the southern edge of the boreal forest, in the Edmonton area and north to Barrhead.
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