Six-plume Moth
 
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: June 6, 2010
               
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Six-plume Moth

Common Name:  Six-plume Moth

Latin Name:  Alucita montana Zagulajev 1993
                        (R. Bercha, det., confirmed by C. Bird)

Wingspan:  12 - 14 mm

Range:  Southern 2/3 of Alberta

Habitat:  Various

Time of year seen: May to October (Additional Sightings)

Caterpillar's Diet: Snowberry

Other: A widespread and common species.  It is not uncommon to find the moths hiding under bark, in buildings or in wood piles during the winter.  The wing structure of these moths is diagnostic with six plume like segments.  The moths are nocturnal. (Powell et al, 2009)  

 
     
         
                    
         

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