Species Details

Autographa mappa

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Common NameWavy Chestnut Y SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from mid-June through mid-August. IdentificationA medium-size moth (3.5-4.0 cm wingspan). The forewings are rich chestnut brown crossed by numerous wavy bands and lines of darker brown and black in a very unusual and distinctive pattern. There are scattered silver gold metallic scales in the lower parts of the antemedian and postmedian lines, as well as along the basal line and outlining parts of the reniform and orbicular spots. There is also a prominent two-part metallic gold stigma in the center of the forewings; the basal segment an open u-shape and the separate distal part an infilled oval or spot. The antennae are simple and both the sexes are similar. There are no closely similar species.

Scientific Name Autographa mappa Common Name Wavy Chestnut Y Habitat Open woodland, clearings and edges, bogs and fens. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from mid-June through mid-August. Identification
A medium-size moth (3.5-4.0 cm wingspan). The forewings are rich chestnut brown crossed by numerous wavy bands and lines of darker brown and black in a very unusual and distinctive pattern. There are scattered…
A medium-size moth (3.5-4.0 cm wingspan). The forewings are rich chestnut brown crossed by numerous wavy bands and lines of darker brown and black in a very unusual and distinctive pattern. There are scattered silver gold metallic scales in the lower parts of the antemedian and postmedian lines, as well as along the basal line and outlining parts of the reniform and orbicular spots. There is also a prominent two-part metallic gold stigma in the center of the forewings; the basal segment an open u-shape and the separate distal part an infilled oval or spot. The antennae are simple and both the sexes are similar. There are no closely similar species.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood each year. Conservation An uncommon but widespread species; no concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere, recorded larval hosts include nettles (Urtica) and blueberry (Vaccinium sp.). Range
From Newfoundland west across the wooded portions of Canada to Vancouver Island, south in the east to Maine, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, and in the western mountains south to Colorado and Oregon. In Alberta, it has…
From Newfoundland west across the wooded portions of Canada to Vancouver Island, south in the east to Maine, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, and in the western mountains south to Colorado and Oregon. In Alberta, it has been collected throughout the wooded areas, from the wooded portions of the valleys of the Grasslands region and the Foothills north through the Boreal Forest to Lake Athabasca and Zama.

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"Species Details - Autographa mappa, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1126. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 76 specimens of this Species.

76 results plotted on map in 46 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM171005 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByAnweiler Date Collected1994-07-03

UASM171006 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByAnweiler Date Collected1994-07-08

UASM171007 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rock Island Lake Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected1998-06-20

UASM171008 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Riondel Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1994-06

UASM171009 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Montana, Missoula county, Missoula Collected ByKohler, S. Date Collected1989-07-03

UASM171010 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Moose Lake Provincial Park Date Collected2005-06-24

UASM171011 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kootenay Plains Collected BySchmidt, C.; Dombroskie, J. Date Collected2006-07-26

UASM171012 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Imperial Mills Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2001-06-27

UASM171013 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected1998-07-08

UASM171014 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Avola Date Collected1993-07-12

CBCC1316 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Moose Lake Provincial Park Collected ByChristensen, C. B. Date Collected2005-06-24

BIRD35978 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2012-06-23

BIRD37082 - Autographa mappa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-06-29

Adult Seasonal Distribution