Species Details

Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum Read more about this collection »

Common NameTwo-striped Snout-moth SeasonalityAdults have been collected in July. IdentificationA 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.

Scientific Name Macrochilo bivittata Common Name Two-striped Snout-moth Habitat Wet meadows, fens and wetlands margins. Seasonality Adults have been collected in July. Identification
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…
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.
Life History The adults are nocturnal and come to light. No other data available. Conservation No known concerns. Diet Info Unknown. Range
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…
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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"Species Details - Macrochilo bivittata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-815. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

Specimen Information

There are 18 specimens of this Species.

18 results plotted on map in 13 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM7333 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-08-03

BIRD5247 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD5248 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD5249 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD5250 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-08-06

BIRD5251 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-07

BIRD5252 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-25

BIRD5253 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-25

BIRD5254 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-13

BIRD5255 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-25

UASM56917 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Sherwood Park Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-07-13

BIRD14976 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-17

UASM110767 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-12-04

BIRD22093 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-07-20

UASM186276 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Ottawa Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-07-03

UASM186277 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Natural Area Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2006-07-02

UASM186278 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-07-12

UASM186279 - Macrochilo bivittata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-07-24

Adult Seasonal Distribution