Ottawa (Dunrobin), ON Canada
9:20PM EST (left)
23 July 2003 9:02PM EST (right)
of this species is based on comparison of my photos with specimens in the
Canadian National Collection in Ottawa, to which access was kindly arranged
by Dr. P.T. Dang of the Canadian Forest Service. At present, my identification is
pending expert confirmation based on the collected specimen shown above
Anacampsis tristrigella is one of half a dozen species
of Anacampsis known to occur in the Ottawa area. Several
species in this genus have a bright white line marking off the outer third
of the forewing, typically a little thicker at the costa. The inner
2/3 of the forewing is yellowish gray-brown in color, while the outer 1/3 is
very dark brown to black. A. tristrigella is distinguished from
other similar species by the three white marks at the outer margin between
the point of the wing and the anal angle. Overall, it has a very
sleek, striking appearance for a moth of wing length of approximately 8 mm.
have no information on the larval host plant or life cycle of this species.
have photographed this species in 2003, on 23 and 27 July.