Species Details

Gillmeria pallidactyla

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum Read more about this collection »

SeasonalityAdults are on the wing in summer (June - August). IdentificationA small moth with yellowish forewings. The third hindwing lobe is unscaled. In the male genitalia, aedeagus is short, uncus is knobbed and the sacculus and saccus are simple. See also Platptilia carduidactyla (Riley) and P. percnodactyla (Wlsm.).

Scientific Name Gillmeria pallidactyla Habitat Open meadows. Seasonality Adults are on the wing in summer (June - August). Identification
A small moth with yellowish forewings. The third hindwing lobe is unscaled. In the male genitalia, aedeagus is short, uncus is knobbed and the sacculus and saccus are simple. See also Platptilia carduidactyla
A small moth with yellowish forewings. The third hindwing lobe is unscaled. In the male genitalia, aedeagus is short, uncus is knobbed and the sacculus and saccus are simple. See also Platptilia carduidactyla (Riley) and P. percnodactyla (Wlsm.).
Life History Unknown. Conservation A common species. Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere yarrow (Achillea sp.) has been recorded as a larval host (Lange, 1950). Range Found throughout Alberta.
Gillmeria pallidactyla
Gillmeria pallidactyla

Citation

Page Citation for Gillmeria pallidactyla

Page Citation

"Species Details - Gillmeria pallidactyla, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1843. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pterophoroidea Family Pterophoridae Subfamily Platyptiliinae Genus Gillmeria Species Gillmeria pallidactyla
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