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 Habitat Wet meadows and grassy wetland edges usually associated with woodlands. 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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"Species Details - 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 15 Jun. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 90 specimens of this Species.

90 results plotted on map in 43 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM13702 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-07-22

UASM13705 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1919-07-23

UASM13709 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-07-14

UASM13710 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cooking Lake Date Collected1918-07-12

UASM13712 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1922-07-28

UASM13714 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1926-07-07

UASM13715 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1950-07-15

UASM13716 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1948-06-30

UASM13721 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-07-19

UASM13724 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1946-07-16

UASM7181 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-08-04

UASM7304 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-08-02

UASM43642 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1997-07-29

UASM43643 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1997-08-05

UASM43644 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1997-07-17

UASM43645 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-24

BIRD6684 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-07-22

BIRD6685 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-31

BIRD6686 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-08-12

BIRD6687 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-20

BIRD6688 - Plusia venusta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-23

Adult Seasonal Distribution