|scientific name Banksiola crotchi |
Adults fly from May to August.
Adult bodies are brown and the antennae have sharply defined bands of dark and light browns. There is a variable dense pattern of fine brown reticulations on the forewing, with patches of dark blotches. In males, the clasper is claw-like. The lateral arm of the aedeagus is tapered, sigmoid, acuminate and blade-like (Wiggins, 1998).
Egg hatch occurs from August to September and reach the 4th instar by November.
Instars 1-4 feed on algae and the 5th instar is predacious.
This species range extends from Alaska and western North West Territories, south to California, Utah, North Mexico, east to Newfoundland, Illinois, West Virginia and New York (Wiggins, 1998).
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