Species Details

Catoptria latiradiella

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SeasonalityJuly and August. IdentificationA medium sized crambid (19-24 mm wingspan). Forewings chocolate brown with a silvery white discal stripe that is crossed by two diagonal dark brown lines; terminal line with a row of black dots. Crambus myellus Hbn. was formerly thought to be a synonym. Easily distinguished as there is nothing else like it in Alberta.

Scientific Name Catoptria latiradiella Habitat Grassland areas. Seasonality July and August. Identification
A medium sized crambid (19-24 mm wingspan). Forewings chocolate brown with a silvery white discal stripe that is crossed by two diagonal dark brown lines; terminal line with a row of black dots. Crambus myellus Hbn.…
A medium sized crambid (19-24 mm wingspan). Forewings chocolate brown with a silvery white discal stripe that is crossed by two diagonal dark brown lines; terminal line with a row of black dots. Crambus myellus Hbn. was formerly thought to be a synonym. Easily distinguished as there is nothing else like it in Alberta.
Life History Diurnal and comes to light. Forbes (1923) states "caterpillar under moss; brown, with black head and cervical shield". Conservation Uncommon, but of no concern. Diet Info No local information. The larvae of the closely related European species Catoptria permutatella feed on mosses (Bleszynski 1965). Range
A North American species said by Forbes (1923) to occur from Labrador to Pennsylvania and west to British Columbia. Reported from British Columbia by Dyar (1904) and Michigan (Scholtens 1996). In Alberta, reported…
A North American species said by Forbes (1923) to occur from Labrador to Pennsylvania and west to British Columbia. Reported from British Columbia by Dyar (1904) and Michigan (Scholtens 1996). In Alberta, reported from the Edmonton and Nordegg areas (Bowman 1951) and from the Canadian Shield (Macaulay & Pohl 2002).

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"Catoptria latiradiella, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2904. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Crambinae Genus Catoptria Species Catoptria latiradiella
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