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Species Details

Amblyptilia pica

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SeasonalityAdultsare found in both spring and fall. In eastern Canada, adults fly from May-Oct. (Landry, 1987). IdentificationSmall moths with dark grey forewings mottled with black. The costal triangle is well developed, and the third lobe of the hindwing has a distinct scale tooth. Male genitalia are unique in having a sclerotized cucullus, bristled uncus and saccus. It is readily identified by these wing and genitalic characters.

Scientific Name Amblyptilia pica Habitat Throughout Alberta, wherever the larval host plants occur. Seasonality Adultsare found in both spring and fall. In eastern Canada, adults fly from May-Oct. (Landry, 1987). Identification
Small moths with dark grey forewings mottled with black. The costal triangle is well developed, and the third lobe of the hindwing has a distinct scale tooth. Male genitalia are unique in having a sclerotized…
Small moths with dark grey forewings mottled with black. The costal triangle is well developed, and the third lobe of the hindwing has a distinct scale tooth. Male genitalia are unique in having a sclerotized cucullus, bristled uncus and saccus. It is readily identified by these wing and genitalic characters.
Life History The larvae are both external feeders of foliage and internal borers of seedpods. The adults overwinter. Conservation This species is common and widespread. Diet Info
No Alberta data. Elsewhere reported to utilize snapdragons (Scrophulariaceae), Geraniums (Geraniaceae), Primulaceae, Labiatae and Caprifoliaceae (Lange, 1950). The adults can be found in early spring nectaring on…
No Alberta data. Elsewhere reported to utilize snapdragons (Scrophulariaceae), Geraniums (Geraniaceae), Primulaceae, Labiatae and Caprifoliaceae (Lange, 1950). The adults can be found in early spring nectaring on pussy willow flowers (Salix sp.)
Range Found throughout Northwestern North America, and throughout Alberta.
Amblyptilia pica
Amblyptilia pica

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"Species Details - Amblyptilia pica, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1823/9-21665. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Specimen Information

There are 43 specimens of this Species.

43 results plotted on map in 18 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

BIRD502 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-05-17

BIRD500 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-05-20

BIRD501 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-05-05

UASM8024 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-05-20

UASM976 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-05-23

UASM975 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Barrhead Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected1998-08-19

UASM1046 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Forestry Trunk Road Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected1998-09-05

UASM1052 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected2000-10-09

UASM970 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected2000-10-09

UASM966 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Islet Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected1998-07-08

UASM968 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Islet Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected1998-07-08

UASM977 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Islet Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected1998-07-08

UASM1229 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Zama Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected1999-07-08

UASM1233 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Zama Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected1999-07-08

UASM1956 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1998-06-06

UASM1955 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Ministik Lake Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-05-06

UASM8025 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Demmitt Campground Collected BySperling, Felix A. H. Date Collected1998-07-02

UASM969 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Olds Collected ByVanegmondm, Ryan Date Collected2000-08-10

BIRD925 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-18

UASM31460 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Colin-Cornwall Lakes Wildland Park, Esker Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected2002-06-06

UASM34196 - Amblyptilia pica

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-05-28

Adult Seasonal Distribution