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Species Details

Gnophaela vermiculata

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Common NameGreen Lattice, Police Car Moth SeasonalityIn Alberta adults of this species are most common in July and August. IdentificationAlthough there are a number of similar-looking species in the genus, this is the only species that occurs in Canada. The large size, black and white pattern in combination with the elongate wings and diurnal acitivity are unique to this species in Alberta. Royal Alberta Museum page

Scientific Name Gnophaela vermiculata Common Name Green Lattice, Police Car Moth Habitat In Alberta, This species occurs in open, wooded areas of the foothills and boreal forest. Seasonality In Alberta adults of this species are most common in July and August. Identification
Although there are a number of similar-looking species in the genus, this is the only species that occurs in Canada. The large size, black and white pattern in combination with the elongate wings and diurnal acitivity…
Although there are a number of similar-looking species in the genus, this is the only species that occurs in Canada. The large size, black and white pattern in combination with the elongate wings and diurnal acitivity are unique to this species in Alberta. Royal Alberta Museum page
Life History Adults are diurnal, and avidly visit nectar sources such as thistle (Cirsium spp.) and goldenrod (Solidago spp.). Conservation Generally common throughout its Alberta range. Diet Info Members of the Borage family, usually Lungwort (Mertensia paniculata). Also feeds on Puccoon (Lithospermum spp.) and Stickseed (Hackelia spp.) in the foothills. Range Western Manitoba west to B.C., south to Utah and Colorado.
Gnophaela vermiculata
Gnophaela vermiculata

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"Species Details - Gnophaela vermiculata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-129/9-2974. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 48 specimens of this Species.

48 results plotted on map in 13 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM12228 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Lake

UASM12260 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Lake

UASM12242 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bilby Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1929-07-08

UASM12245 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bilby Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1929-07-08

UASM12267 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bilby Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1929-07-08

UASM12249 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Flatbush Collected ByPucat, A. Date Collected1960-08-03

UASM12262 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Flatbush Collected ByPucat, A. Date Collected1960-08-01

UASM12273 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Flatbush Collected ByPucat, A. Date Collected1960-08-02

UASM12241 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Lake Collected ByGraham, P. Date Collected1966-08-02

UASM12254 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Lake Collected ByGraham, P. Date Collected1966-07-24/1966-08-02

UASM12266 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Lake Collected ByGraham, P. Date Collected1966-07-24/1966-08-02

UASM12270 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, George Lake Date Collected1966-06-24/1966-07-01

UASM12231 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1926-07-21

UASM12233 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1926-07-21

UASM12235 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1926-07-21

UASM12236 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1926-07-21

UASM12244 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1926-07-21

UASM12257 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1926-07-21

UASM12268 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1926-07-21

UASM12243 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-07-17

UASM12246 - Gnophaela vermiculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-07-07

Adult Seasonal Distribution