Species Details

Catoptria oregonica

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SeasonalityJuly to August. IdentificationA small Crambus (17-21 mm wingspan). Forewing ochraceous brown with white or grayish areas; with a longitudinal diffuse white median stripe, a dark brown acutely dentate median line, a blotchy white post median line, then a dark brown area between it and the subterminal line, the latter is brown edged with white outwardly, the terminal line is dark brown with black dots; finally there is a fringe of brownish or whitish scales. Hind wing smoky with narrow terminal line and white fringes.

Scientific Name Catoptria oregonica Habitat Meadows in the mountains and foothills. Seasonality July to August. Identification
A small Crambus (17-21 mm wingspan). Forewing ochraceous brown with white or grayish areas; with a longitudinal diffuse white median stripe, a dark brown acutely dentate median line, a blotchy white post median line,…
A small Crambus (17-21 mm wingspan). Forewing ochraceous brown with white or grayish areas; with a longitudinal diffuse white median stripe, a dark brown acutely dentate median line, a blotchy white post median line, then a dark brown area between it and the subterminal line, the latter is brown edged with white outwardly, the terminal line is dark brown with black dots; finally there is a fringe of brownish or whitish scales. Hind wing smoky with narrow terminal line and white fringes.
Life History Uncommon, but probably of no concern. Conservation No obvious concerns. Diet Info Unknown. Range A North American species. Described from Oregon by Grote (1880). Reported by Dyar (1904) from British Columbia. Reported from the Banff area by Bowman (1951), and has been collected at Burmis near the Crowsnest Pass.

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"Species Details - Catoptria oregonica, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2867. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Crambinae Genus Catoptria Species Catoptria oregonica
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum