Species Details

Autographa rubida

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta in June. IdentificationA medium-size (3.5 cm wingspan) moth with dark rusty red-brown forewings with a dark violet tint. The area inside the antemedian line and in the apical and anal angle areas is lighter yellow brown, and there is a short black streak just below the apex. The most prominent mark is the outwardly curved dull silver stigma, partially filled with light rust scales. Hindwings are pale yellow-brown with a dark discal spot, a narrow dark median band and a broad sooty brown terminal band. Antennae are simple and both the sexes are alike.

Scientific Name Autographa rubida Habitat Mature mixedwood forest. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta in June. Identification
A medium-size (3.5 cm wingspan) moth with dark rusty red-brown forewings with a dark violet tint. The area inside the antemedian line and in the apical and anal angle areas is lighter yellow brown, and there is a…
A medium-size (3.5 cm wingspan) moth with dark rusty red-brown forewings with a dark violet tint. The area inside the antemedian line and in the apical and anal angle areas is lighter yellow brown, and there is a short black streak just below the apex. The most prominent mark is the outwardly curved dull silver stigma, partially filled with light rust scales. Hindwings are pale yellow-brown with a dark discal spot, a narrow dark median band and a broad sooty brown terminal band. Antennae are simple and both the sexes are alike.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood each year. Conservation Uncommon, but widespread and habitat appears secure; no concerns. Diet Info The larval host(s) is unknown. It has been reared in captivity on dandelion, and is probably a general feeder. Range
From Newfoundland west across southern Canada to southeastern BC, south only to Maine and Minnesota. In Alberta, it has been collected in the southern boreal forest north to Lac la Biche, and throughout the…
From Newfoundland west across southern Canada to southeastern BC, south only to Maine and Minnesota. In Alberta, it has been collected in the southern boreal forest north to Lac la Biche, and throughout the foothills. It has also been reported from the Saskatchewan side of the Cypress Hills (Hooper, 1991).

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"Autographa rubida, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1129. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Plusiinae Genus Autographa Species Autographa rubida
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum