Species Details

Hypercompe permaculata

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SeasonalityJune and a partial second generation in mid August to early September. IdentificationThe only similar species is Estigmene acrea, since female acrea have white hindwings. However, the black thorax markings of H. permaculata are unique.

Scientific Name Hypercompe permaculata Habitat Occurs in short-grass prairie, occasionally occurring into the parkland region. Seasonality June and a partial second generation in mid August to early September. Identification The only similar species is Estigmene acrea, since female acrea have white hindwings. However, the black thorax markings of H. permaculata are unique. Life History No information available. Conservation A common species. Diet Info Unknown. Range A Great Basin species, distributed from southern Alberta and extreme south-eastern B.C. south to Mexico. Not known from Saskatchewan, although it almost certainly occurs in the western part of the province.
Hypercompe permaculata
Hypercompe permaculata

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"Species Details - Hypercompe permaculata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-229. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Arctiidae Genus Hypercompe Species Hypercompe permaculata
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