Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 57-58

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57 * R Hyaloscotes fragmentella Edwards, 1877 Jun M  – – T: Davis (1964)

L: Bowman (1951) C: Unknown

58 * R Hyaloscotes pithopoera (Dyar, 1923) Jul M  – – T: Davis (1964)

L: Davis (1964) C: CNC


14. Douglasiidae  – douglasiid moths

Minute (8–12 mm wingspan) moths with bicolored forewings and narrow hindwings, short drooping palps, and head covered with a smooth layer of scales. Adults rest with the front of the body raised, similar to Gracillariidae  . Larvae are stem borers and flower petiole miners of Rosaceae  and other plants.

Only 25 species of Douglasiidae  are known worldwide, all but one from the Holarctic. Seven species are known from North America, all in the genus Tinagma  . Four of these have been reported from AB. Gaedike (1990) revised the Nearctic species, but the genitalia illustrations in that publication are inadequate to make accurate deter- minations. At least three species occur in Alberta, but because of the aforementioned diagnostic problems, few specimens have been reliably identified.

59 * R Tinagma obscurofasciella (Chambers, 1881) Jun M  – – T: Gaedike (1990) L: None C: CNC

60 * U Tinagma pulverilinea Braun, 1921 Jun  – Jul M b? – T: Gaedike (1990) L: Bowman (1951) C: Unknown

61 * R Tinagma giganteum Braun, 1921 Jun  – E Aug M – – T: Gaedike (1990) L: Bowman (1951) C: CNC

62 * R Tinagma brunneofasciatum Gaedike, 1990 Jul M  – – T: Gaedike (1990) L: Gaedike (1990) C: USNM