Species Details

Autographa metallica

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Common NameShanded Gold Spot SeasonalityNo Alberta data. Elsewhere, adults have been captured in July and August. IdentificationA medium-size (3.8-4.0 cm wingspan) red-brown moth. Forewings are dark red-brown, paler along the terminal margin and on the upper half inside the subterminal line. The stigma is a single simple silvery-gold teardrop. Hindwings are light brown, shading into a wide, dark terminal band. The antennae are simple and both the sexes are alike. Metallica has a similar shape and color to A. bimaculata, which has a different shape two-part stigma.

Scientific Name Autographa metallica Common Name Shanded Gold Spot Habitat Open woodland, clearings and edges. Seasonality No Alberta data. Elsewhere, adults have been captured in July and August. Identification
A medium-size (3.8-4.0 cm wingspan) red-brown moth. Forewings are dark red-brown, paler along the terminal margin and on the upper half inside the subterminal line. The stigma is a single simple silvery-gold…
A medium-size (3.8-4.0 cm wingspan) red-brown moth. Forewings are dark red-brown, paler along the terminal margin and on the upper half inside the subterminal line. The stigma is a single simple silvery-gold teardrop. Hindwings are light brown, shading into a wide, dark terminal band. The antennae are simple and both the sexes are alike. Metallica has a similar shape and color to A. bimaculata, which has a different shape two-part stigma.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. Little else is known about this species. Conservation An uncommon moth at the eastern edge of its range in the mountains of Alberta. No obvious concerns. Diet Info Unknown. Possibly a general feeder on herbaceous plants like most species in the genus. Range
A western species. Reported from the southern Alaska coast and the Queen Charlotte and Vancouver Islands south to central California, east to the Alberta-British Columbia border and south in the Rocky Mountains to…
A western species. Reported from the southern Alaska coast and the Queen Charlotte and Vancouver Islands south to central California, east to the Alberta-British Columbia border and south in the Rocky Mountains to central Colorado. In Alberta, it has been collected only in the mountains in the extreme southwest corner of the province.
Autographa metallica
Autographa metallica

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"Species Details - Autographa metallica, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1127. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 33 specimens of this Species.

33 results plotted on map in 18 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM57055 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1995-09-08

UASM59388 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected BySchmidt, B. C.; Dombroskie, J.; Anweiler, G. G. Date Collected2006-08-14

UASM99251 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Oldman River Date Collected1970-07-12

UASM170826 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Langley Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-07-29/1990-08-04

UASM170827 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Blowdown Pass Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1992-08-01

UASM170828 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Oyster River Collected ByRobinson, C. Date Collected1994-07-10/1994-07-20

UASM170829 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1995-09-02

UASM170830 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Yakima county, Bethel Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1993-08-01

UASM170831 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Chelan county, Junior Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-05

UASM170832 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mission Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-07-10

UASM170833 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-01

UASM170834 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-01

UASM170835 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-07-22

UASM170836 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Jackson county, Mount Ashland Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-02

UASM170837 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Jackson county, Mount Ashland Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-02

UASM170838 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-07-25

UASM170839 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-07-30

UASM170840 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-07-26

UASM170841 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-08-28

UASM170842 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-07-17

UASM170843 - Autographa metallica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-07-17

Adult Seasonal Distribution