Species Details

Occidentalia comptulatalis

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SeasonalityMid July to August. IdentificationA medium sized crambid (23-26 mm wingspan). Forewings chocolate brown (dark fuscous), lacking a longitudinal median silver white stripe and a white stripe in the costal margin, but having terminal dark brown dots. The hind wings are also chocolate brown. Also known as Acigona comptulatalis. Somewhat similar to Catoptria maculalis but the latter has two light blotches in the forewings as well as shorter wings. Also similar to Neodactria luteolella and N. caliginosella but the forewing apex in them is more sharply angled and is even slightly produced.

Scientific Name Occidentalia comptulatalis Habitat Near ponds with bulrushes. Seasonality Mid July to August. Identification
A medium sized crambid (23-26 mm wingspan). Forewings chocolate brown (dark fuscous), lacking a longitudinal median silver white stripe and a white stripe in the costal margin, but having terminal dark brown dots. The…
A medium sized crambid (23-26 mm wingspan). Forewings chocolate brown (dark fuscous), lacking a longitudinal median silver white stripe and a white stripe in the costal margin, but having terminal dark brown dots. The hind wings are also chocolate brown. Also known as Acigona comptulatalis. Somewhat similar to Catoptria maculalis but the latter has two light blotches in the forewings as well as shorter wings. Also similar to Neodactria luteolella and N. caliginosella but the forewing apex in them is more sharply angled and is even slightly produced.
Life History Comes to light. Single brooded. Conservation Not common, but probably of no concern. Diet Info Scirpus acutus, S. americanus and S. validus (Frohne 1939). Range
A North American species. Fernald (1896) has it from Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Also known from New York (Forbes 1923), South Dakota (McDaniel et al 1984) and…
A North American species. Fernald (1896) has it from Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Also known from New York (Forbes 1923), South Dakota (McDaniel et al 1984) and Michigan (Scholtens 1996, Nielsen 1998). In Alberta, it has been found in the prairies and aspen parkland.

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"Species Details - Occidentalia comptulatalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2906. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Bird, C. D.
Role species page author
Date 2003-04

References

Specimen Information

There are 11 specimens of this Species.

11 results plotted on map in 8 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM39275 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-07-14

UASM39276 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-07-14

BIRD737 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-15

BIRD738 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-15

BIRD739 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-07-12

BIRD740 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-20

BIRD741 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-08-23

BIRD742 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-08-26

BIRD1477 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-27

BIRD1478 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-27

CBCC1171 - Occidentalia comptulatalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Moose Lake Provincial Park Collected ByChristensen, C. B. Date Collected2005-08-07

Adult Seasonal Distribution