Pyralini, Latreille, 1809

Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 140-142

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849 R I Pyralis farinalis Linnaeus, 1758 Jun  – Aug M B G Meal Moth

L: Kearfott (1905), Bowman (1951) C: CNC,


850 * H I Aglossa pinguinalis (Linnaeus, 1758)  [Jan – Dec] – – – Large Tabby

L: None C: UASM

851 * R I Aglossa caprealis (Hübner, 1809) Aug  – b g L: None C: NFRC

852 * R I Aglossa cuprina Zeller, 1872 Aug  – – G Grease Moth

T: Covell (1984)

L: None C: BIRD

853 * S I Hypsopygia costalis (Fabricius, 1775) Jul  – b g Clover Hayworm

L: Pohl et al. (2005) C: OLDS

854 * R Dolichomia olinalis (Guenée, 1854) Jun  – Aug – b g L: None C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS

855 * R Dolichomia thymetusalis (Walker, 1859) Jul  – B g Spruce Needleworm

L: Bowman (1951), Prentice (1965), Lafontaine

and Wood (1997), Pohl et al. (2004b) C: NFRC,


45.4. Epipaschiinae 

Small to medium-sized (20–35 mm wingspan) moths. Th ey can be distinguished from all other pyralids by the distinctively upturned and elongated last segment of the labial palps. Larvae are leafrollers, leaftiers, and leafminers.

Approximately 570 species of Epipaschiinae  are known worldwide, from tropical and temperate regions except Europe. Forty-nine species are known from North America, four of which are reported in AB. Western hemisphere members of the group were treated by Holland and Schaus (1925); a few more species have been added to the North American fauna since that time. Solis (1991, 1993) provides modern taxonomic treatment of a few species.

856 R Toripalpus trabalis Grote, 1881 Jul  – – G T: Solis (1993) L: Bowman (1951) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS

857 * R Pococera aplastella (Hulst, 1888) Jul  – B g Aspen Webworm T: Holland and Schaus (1925), Allyson (1977) L: Bowman (1951), Prentice (1965), Allyson (1977) C: NFRC, UASM

858 * R Pococera asperatella (Clemens, 1860) Jul  – B – Maple Webworm T: Holland and Schaus (1925) L: None C: NFRC,?OLDS

859 * R Pococera baptisiella (Fernald, 1887) E Jul  – – G T: Holland and Schaus (1925)

L: None C: CNC

45.5. Phycitinae 

Mostly small to medium-sized (10–30 mm wingspan, a few up to 50 mm wingspan) moths with drably colored wings. Th ey can usually be separated from other pyralids by the wing shape and pattern. Th e forewings are relatively narrow and are usually predominantly gray, with diffuse transverse bands of black and white scales on the forewings. The hindwings are fan shaped and silky cream or gray. Most larvae are leafrollers; a few feed within silken tubes, are borers in a variety of plant parts, or feed on dry materials. Several are of economic importance, such as the coneworms ( Dioryctria  spp.), which affect conifers, and a number of pests of stored products. A few large species are borers in cacti. The Phycitinae  is a large group, with approximately 4000 species known from throughout the world. At last count, 530 species were known from North America; 74 species are reported in AB. Th e majority of species have been treated recently by Neunzig (1986, 1990, 1997, 2003). Most of the remaining species were covered in the older comprehensive work by Heinrich (1956) or by Shaffer (1968).