Species Details

Macrochilo bivittata

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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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"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 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Herminiinae Genus Macrochilo Species Macrochilo bivittata
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