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Species Details

Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

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Common NameTufted Thyatirid SeasonalityAdults are present in Alberta early June -early September, with the main flight in June and July. IdentificationA medium-size (3.8-4.4 cm wingspan) moth, with two very different forms. The nominate form has violet grey-brown forewings with a black antemedian band and basal spot with dark purple-grey between the two. There is a small black patch at the anal angle, bordered on the inner edge with white and along the lower edge with cinnamon. A series of small black dots or wedges marks the outer margin at the veins. The hindwings are grey. Form expultrix lacks stong contrasting markings. It is grey-brown with lighter pink-brown in the basal area, around the orbicular-reniform area and at the anal angle. The reniform and orbicular are each indicated by a small brown spot. The antennae are simple and the sexes are similar.

Scientific Name Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides Common Name Tufted Thyatirid Habitat Deciduous forest and shrubland. Seasonality Adults are present in Alberta early June -early September, with the main flight in June and July. Identification
A medium-size (3.8-4.4 cm wingspan) moth, with two very different forms. The nominate form has violet grey-brown forewings with a black antemedian band and basal spot with dark purple-grey between the two. There is a…
A medium-size (3.8-4.4 cm wingspan) moth, with two very different forms. The nominate form has violet grey-brown forewings with a black antemedian band and basal spot with dark purple-grey between the two. There is a small black patch at the anal angle, bordered on the inner edge with white and along the lower edge with cinnamon. A series of small black dots or wedges marks the outer margin at the veins. The hindwings are grey. Form expultrix lacks stong contrasting markings. It is grey-brown with lighter pink-brown in the basal area, around the orbicular-reniform area and at the anal angle. The reniform and orbicular are each indicated by a small brown spot. The antennae are simple and the sexes are similar.
Life History
The Tufted Thyatirid is nocturnal and comes to light. The larvae are solitary defoliators on deciduous trees and shrubs. Adults have an unusually extended flight period, and it is possible that there is at least a…
The Tufted Thyatirid is nocturnal and comes to light. The larvae are solitary defoliators on deciduous trees and shrubs. Adults have an unusually extended flight period, and it is possible that there is at least a partial second brood.
Conservation A fairly common widespread species; no concerns. Diet Info
No specific Alberta data. In the Prairie Provinces they are reported to feed mainly on alder (Alnus) and birch (Betula) (Prentice, 1963 ). Elsewhere a wide variety of deciduous trees and shrubs have been recorded as…
No specific Alberta data. In the Prairie Provinces they are reported to feed mainly on alder (Alnus) and birch (Betula) (Prentice, 1963 ). Elsewhere a wide variety of deciduous trees and shrubs have been recorded as larval hosts.
Range
Newfoundland west to Vancouver Island, north almost to the Northwest Territories and south to the Gulf of Mexico. They are found in wooded or shrubby places throughout Alberta, from the valleys of the arid southern…
Newfoundland west to Vancouver Island, north almost to the Northwest Territories and south to the Gulf of Mexico. They are found in wooded or shrubby places throughout Alberta, from the valleys of the arid southern Grasslands Region north across the Aspen Parklands and Boreal Forest to the Lake Athabasca and Zama City areas, and in the foothills and mountains.
Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides
Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

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"Species Details - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1378/9-53177. Accessed 05 Dec. 2023.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2003-12-03

References

Specimen Information

There are 93 specimens of this Species.

93 results plotted on map in 22 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM7002 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-07-11

UASM19951 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

UASM19959 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1997-06-08

UASM19960 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1998-06-26

UASM19961 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

UASM28776 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-22

UASM28777 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-22

UASM28778 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-19

UASM28779 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-11

UASM35601 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Wolf Lake Collected ByFuller, E. R. Date Collected1994-06-22

UASM35603 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1942-07-03

UASM35604 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM35605 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1944-06-08

UASM35606 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1919-06-21

UASM35607 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1936-07-04

UASM35608 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-06-28

UASM35609 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1915-04-23

UASM35610 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1917-05-08

UASM35611 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1916-05-03

UASM35612 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1917-05-07

UASM35613 - Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-05-01

Adult Seasonal Distribution