Species Details

Syngrapha parilis

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta during the later half of July. IdentificationA rather small (2.7 cm. wingspan) grey moth. Forewings are smooth dark grey and paler grey-brown. The lower two-thirds of the forewing between the antemedian and the postmedian lines is a sharply defined dark red-black block. The lines defining this block are pale pink-brown, and a silvery stigma comprised of a shallow arc forking into two diverging arms above marks the upper edge. Hindwings are dark grey with a wide diffuse white median band. Antennae are simple and both the sexes are alike. The only similar patterned moth is the grey form of the much larger Anagrapha falcifera, which has a different hindwing pattern.

Scientific Name Syngrapha parilis Habitat Arctic and alpine tundra. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta during the later half of July. Identification
A rather small (2.7 cm. wingspan) grey moth. Forewings are smooth dark grey and paler grey-brown. The lower two-thirds of the forewing between the antemedian and the postmedian lines is a sharply defined dark…
A rather small (2.7 cm. wingspan) grey moth. Forewings are smooth dark grey and paler grey-brown. The lower two-thirds of the forewing between the antemedian and the postmedian lines is a sharply defined dark red-black block. The lines defining this block are pale pink-brown, and a silvery stigma comprised of a shallow arc forking into two diverging arms above marks the upper edge. Hindwings are dark grey with a wide diffuse white median band. Antennae are simple and both the sexes are alike. The only similar patterned moth is the grey form of the much larger Anagrapha falcifera, which has a different hindwing pattern.
Life History The adults are diurnal. Conservation An uncommon but widespread species with secure habitat; local and rarely collected in Alberta. Diet Info No Alberta data; elsewhere, larvae have been found on willow (Salix). Range
Across the arctic from Labrador to central Alaska, north to coastal Greenland and Ellesmere Island, south in the Rocky Mountains to Alberta. In Alberta, it has been collected in alpine areas from Jasper National Park…
Across the arctic from Labrador to central Alaska, north to coastal Greenland and Ellesmere Island, south in the Rocky Mountains to Alberta. In Alberta, it has been collected in alpine areas from Jasper National Park south to Nordegg.

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"Syngrapha parilis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1143. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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