Species Details

Plusia venusta

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Common NameWhite-streaked Looper Moth SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from late June through July. IdentificationA medium-size tan and red-brown moth. Forewings have a unique pattern, with the leading third tan separated from the dark red-brown lower two-thirds by a silver white streak on the outer half. The dark lower area is divided by a narrow horizontal silver streak. Hindwings are pale brown, antennae are simple and both the sexes are similar. This elegant moth is unlike any others in Alberta.

Scientific Name Plusia venusta Common Name White-streaked Looper Moth Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from late June through July. Identification
A medium-size tan and red-brown moth. Forewings have a unique pattern, with the leading third tan separated from the dark red-brown lower two-thirds by a silver white streak on the outer half. The dark lower area is…
A medium-size tan and red-brown moth. Forewings have a unique pattern, with the leading third tan separated from the dark red-brown lower two-thirds by a silver white streak on the outer half. The dark lower area is divided by a narrow horizontal silver streak. Hindwings are pale brown, antennae are simple and both the sexes are similar. This elegant moth is unlike any others in Alberta.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood each year. The host plant and larvae are unknown. Conservation A widespread but rather uncommon species; no obvious concerns. Diet Info No information available. Range
From Newfoundland, west to the lower mainland of British Columbia, south to the northern States, west to Montana, and north to the Northwest Territories. In Alberta, it has been collected from the river valleys of…
From Newfoundland, west to the lower mainland of British Columbia, south to the northern States, west to Montana, and north to the Northwest Territories. In Alberta, it has been collected from the river valleys of the arid Grasslands region (Lethbridge and Dinosaur Provincial Park) north across the Aspen Parkland and Boreal Forest regions to the north shore of Lake Athabasca and Zama and in the foothills at Nordegg.

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"Plusia venusta, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1134. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Plusiinae Genus Plusia Species Plusia venusta
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