Species Details

Eulogia ochrifrontella

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Common NameBroad-banded Eulogia Moth SeasonalityMainly June and July. IdentificationA small Pyralid with an arched costa and rounded ends to the forewings giving it a "stubby”" appearance. The wingspan ranges from 11-15 mm. The inner half and subterminal area of the forewings is reddish brown or copper colored. A conspicuous dark band occurs between the median and subterminal areas. The hind wing is smoky gray. This Phycitine moth was originally described as Ephestia ochrifrontella.

Scientific Name Eulogia ochrifrontella Common Name Broad-banded Eulogia Moth Seasonality Mainly June and July. Identification
A small Pyralid with an arched costa and rounded ends to the forewings giving it a "stubby”" appearance. The wingspan ranges from 11-15 mm. The inner half and subterminal area of the forewings is reddish brown or…
A small Pyralid with an arched costa and rounded ends to the forewings giving it a "stubby”" appearance. The wingspan ranges from 11-15 mm. The inner half and subterminal area of the forewings is reddish brown or copper colored. A conspicuous dark band occurs between the median and subterminal areas. The hind wing is smoky gray. This Phycitine moth was originally described as Ephestia ochrifrontella.
Life History Unknown. Conservation Often common where present, of no concern. Diet Info
Pecan, oak and apple (Heinrich 1956). As pecans are not found in Alberta and oak trees are seldom planted in the province, apples and crabapples may be the main Alberta food plants. However, numerous collections have…
Pecan, oak and apple (Heinrich 1956). As pecans are not found in Alberta and oak trees are seldom planted in the province, apples and crabapples may be the main Alberta food plants. However, numerous collections have been made from areas where none of the known food plants occur. This suggests that saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia) may also serve as a food plant.
Range Northeastern United States, Manitoba and British Columbia (Heinrich (1956). Listed as Euzophera ochrifrontella for Area 10 (Edmonton) in Alberta by Bowman (1951).

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"Eulogia ochrifrontella, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-31121. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Pyralidae Subfamily Phycitinae Genus Eulogia Species Eulogia ochrifrontella
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