Species Details

Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

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Common NamePink-patched Looper Moth, Pink-tinted Beauty SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta in late July and August. IdentificationA medium-size moth (3.1-3.8 cm wingspan) with elongate shining grey and pink forewings. The forewings have an egg-shaped pink basal patch capped with a dark blackish streak. Central areas of the forewings are dark grey-brown, with a prominent silver two-part stigma, comprised of a u-shaped segment and a separate elongate silver spot. The darker central area is continued as a blackish streak running almost to the apex. The terminal area above the streak is pink and grey, as is the area around the anal angle. Hindwings are dull grey-brown with an indistinct pale median band and a moderately checkered fringe. Antennae are simple and the sexes are similar. The only species even remotely resembling this moth is the much larger and differently patterned Euthyatira pudens.

Scientific Name Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides Common Name Pink-patched Looper Moth, Pink-tinted Beauty Habitat Lush meadows, open deciduous woodland, woodland clearings and edges. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta in late July and August. Identification
A medium-size moth (3.1-3.8 cm wingspan) with elongate shining grey and pink forewings. The forewings have an egg-shaped pink basal patch capped with a dark blackish streak. Central areas of the forewings are dark…
A medium-size moth (3.1-3.8 cm wingspan) with elongate shining grey and pink forewings. The forewings have an egg-shaped pink basal patch capped with a dark blackish streak. Central areas of the forewings are dark grey-brown, with a prominent silver two-part stigma, comprised of a u-shaped segment and a separate elongate silver spot. The darker central area is continued as a blackish streak running almost to the apex. The terminal area above the streak is pink and grey, as is the area around the anal angle. Hindwings are dull grey-brown with an indistinct pale median band and a moderately checkered fringe. Antennae are simple and the sexes are similar. The only species even remotely resembling this moth is the much larger and differently patterned Euthyatira pudens.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood each year. Conservation Rather local and uncommon, but the habitat is secure and the range extensive; no concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data; elsewhere reported to utilize Meadow-rue (Thalictrum sp.). Range
From Nova Scotia west across southern Canada to Vancouver Island; south in the west to southern Oregon and in the east to Iowa, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. In Alberta, it has been collected mainly along the…
From Nova Scotia west across southern Canada to Vancouver Island; south in the west to southern Oregon and in the east to Iowa, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. In Alberta, it has been collected mainly along the southern Boreal Forest, north to the Lac la Biche area and west to Edmonton and in the southern foothills.

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"Species Details - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1153. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 31 specimens of this Species.

31 results plotted on map in 11 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM13281 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-08-04

UASM13286 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1942-07-30

UASM13301 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-07-28

UASM13303 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1933-08-09

UASM13304 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1917-08-10

UASM13305 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1915-07-23

UASM13308 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-08-10

UASM13309 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-08-07

UASM13310 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-08-22

UASM13311 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1935-08-09

UASM13313 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-08-02

UASM13314 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-08-07

UASM13315 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-08-10

UASM13316 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-08-14

UASM13317 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1929-08-06

UASM13319 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1919-07-26

UASM13321 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1944-07-28

UASM13322 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-08-19

UASM13324 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1933-08-21

UASM7317 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-07-28

UASM34319 - Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-08-12

Adult Seasonal Distribution