Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Petrova albicapitana (Busck)
In Canada, the range extends from Nova Scotia to interior British Columbia and northward, probably into the southern parts of the Northwest Territories. In the United States, it extends as far south as Montana and the Lake States.
Adults fly in June and July.
jack pine, lodgepole pine, mugho pine, ponderosa pine, red pine, scots pine
Eggs are laid in June. Larvae take two years to become adults.
This moth is a pest of pine trees.
Wenzel's Pitch-blister Moth - Hodges#2891 (Retinia wenzeli
lacks the dark hindwings of R. albipictana
. See images of both species at MPG
Live and pinned adults at Moth Photographers Group
Information on identification of adults, larvae, and life history at Natural Resources Canada