|scientific name Eulogia ochrifrontella |
common name Broad-banded Eulogia Moth
Garden areas and woods in southern Alberta.
Mainly June and July.
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.
Often common where present, of no concern.
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.
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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