Species Details

Syngrapha orophila

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta during the latter half of July. IdentificationA medium-size (3.4-3.6 cm. wingspan) grey moth with yellow hindwings. The forewings are dark ash-grey, except for the area between the antemedian and postmedian lines below the stigma, which is black. Hindwings are bright yellow, with a broad black terminal band. The large hair tuft on the thorax is mostly grey. Antennae are simple and both the sexes are similar. Orophila is very similar to S. borea and S. diasema. S. diasema has buff, not yellow hindwings. S. borea has more brown in the forewings, a large red-brown (not grey) thoracic hair tuft and a shallow-U-shaped silver stigma with a prominent extension or satellite spot (a deep-U in orophila, with a sharp angle or small hook but no extensions or satellites spot). They can also be separated using genitalic characters. A number of smaller Syngrapha species (ignea, microgamma, alticola and montana) also have yellow hindwings, but the forewing color and stigma shape will separate orophila from these.

Scientific Name Syngrapha orophila Habitat Open coniferous forest in the mountains. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta during the latter half of July. Identification
A medium-size (3.4-3.6 cm. wingspan) grey moth with yellow hindwings. The forewings are dark ash-grey, except for the area between the antemedian and postmedian lines below the stigma, which is black. Hindwings are…
A medium-size (3.4-3.6 cm. wingspan) grey moth with yellow hindwings. The forewings are dark ash-grey, except for the area between the antemedian and postmedian lines below the stigma, which is black. Hindwings are bright yellow, with a broad black terminal band. The large hair tuft on the thorax is mostly grey. Antennae are simple and both the sexes are similar. Orophila is very similar to S. borea and S. diasema. S. diasema has buff, not yellow hindwings. S. borea has more brown in the forewings, a large red-brown (not grey) thoracic hair tuft and a shallow-U-shaped silver stigma with a prominent extension or satellite spot (a deep-U in orophila, with a sharp angle or small hook but no extensions or satellites spot). They can also be separated using genitalic characters. A number of smaller Syngrapha species (ignea, microgamma, alticola and montana) also have yellow hindwings, but the forewing color and stigma shape will separate orophila from these.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood each year. Conservation An uncommon moth with somewhat restricted range, but habitat in Alberta appears secure. Diet Info No Alberta data. The only known larva from Washington was reared from blueberry (Vaccinium sp.). Range
Syngrapha orophila has a limited western range. It has been found from extreme northern British Columbia and the Queen Charlotte Islands, south and east to southern Oregon, western Wyoming and Montana and western…
Syngrapha orophila has a limited western range. It has been found from extreme northern British Columbia and the Queen Charlotte Islands, south and east to southern Oregon, western Wyoming and Montana and western Alberta. In Alberta, it has been collected in the mountains from Jasper to the Crow's Nest Pass area.

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"Species Details - Syngrapha orophila, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1142. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 59 specimens of this Species.

59 results plotted on map in 26 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM13527 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1936-07-26

UASM13528 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1924-07-20

UASM13529 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-07-28

UASM13535 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1938-07-23

UASM13540 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-07-28

UASM13549 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-07-28

BIRD6645 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Limestone Mountain Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-29

UASM78769 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected2006-07-21

UASM78770 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected2006-07-21

UASM78931 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Lawrie, D. Date Collected2006-07-22

UASM78932 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Lawrie, D. Date Collected2006-07-22

UASM78933 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Lawrie, D. Date Collected2006-07-22

UASM78934 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Lawrie, D. Date Collected2006-07-22

UASM59942 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kootenay Plains Collected BySchmidt, B. C.; Dombroskie, J. Date Collected2006-07-28

UASM99645 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-09-08

UASM103525 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Willmore Wilderness Park Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Hilchie, G. Date Collected2007-07-18

UASM170415 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Pavilion Mountain Collected ByTroubridge; Hensel Date Collected2000-07-30

UASM170416 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Parker Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-07-26

UASM170417 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM170418 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM170419 - Syngrapha orophila

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Chelan county, Junior Point campground Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-06

Adult Seasonal Distribution