Ottawa (Dunrobin), ON Canada
My identification of this specimen was initially
based on Hodges, R.W., The Moths of North America North of Mexico,
Fascicle 6.2, Gelechioidea Oecophoridae (London: E.W. Classey, 1974),
and subsequently confirmed by Dr. Jean-François Landry of Agriculture
Canada, to whom my thanks.
Hodges describes this species as "a
generally nondescript, gray-brown moth" with some variation in the
color of the forewing, but notes the distinctive dark brown mark immediately
anterior to the first anal vein. The specimen above shows a dark brown
mark extending from the base, then touching another dark brown mark in the
form of a sharp "V". Also, dark brown lines mark the veins
towards the outer margin.
I have no information on the host plant(s)
for this species. The adult moth flies in the spring.
have photographed this species in 2003 on 18 and 20 April.