Ottawa (Dunrobin), ON Canada
9:24PM EST (left)
26 July 2003 10:04PM EST (center and right)
The photos at center and right are of the same specimen.
My thanks to
Dr. P.T. Dang of the Canadian Forest Service for identifying the specimen
picture at center and right above, which has been given to the Canadian
National Collection in Ottawa.
Platynota exasperatana is one of
two species of Platynota known to occur in the Ottawa area. The
forewing is a very pale gray, shaded with darker gray to black, especially
in the median and basal areas, and marked with traces of black lines.
There may be lighter blotches in the median along the costa. I would
estimate the wing length to be about 8 mm.
I have no information on
the larval host plant or life cycle for this species.
photographed this species in 2000, on 20 July; in 2003, on 8, 26 and 30