Species Details

Gazoryctra roseicaput

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta during the last half of August. IdentificationA medium-size (3.2 cm wingspan), dull red-brown hepialid moth with silvery white spots on the forewings. There are prominent spots at the wing base, in the median area below the costa, and a larger angular one in the median area. A series of prominent joined spots form a band across the outer part of the wing, from the lower margin to the wing-tip. The forewing veins are darker brown, and separate these spots. There is also a series of smaller, rounder spots along the outer margin, and scattered elsewhere on the forewing. Hindwings are unmarked. Similar Alberta species (Gazoryctra hyperborea and G. noviganna) are lighter pink-brown in color, and have an angular white stripe across the forewings.

Scientific Name Gazoryctra roseicaput Habitat Montane meadows. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta during the last half of August. Identification
A medium-size (3.2 cm wingspan), dull red-brown hepialid moth with silvery white spots on the forewings. There are prominent spots at the wing base, in the median area below the costa, and a larger angular one in the…
A medium-size (3.2 cm wingspan), dull red-brown hepialid moth with silvery white spots on the forewings. There are prominent spots at the wing base, in the median area below the costa, and a larger angular one in the median area. A series of prominent joined spots form a band across the outer part of the wing, from the lower margin to the wing-tip. The forewing veins are darker brown, and separate these spots. There is also a series of smaller, rounder spots along the outer margin, and scattered elsewhere on the forewing. Hindwings are unmarked. Similar Alberta species (Gazoryctra hyperborea and G. noviganna) are lighter pink-brown in color, and have an angular white stripe across the forewings.
Life History Adults are known to congregate fly and mate for a short period at dusk. Conservation A rarely observed species at the eastern edge of its range in Alberta; no concerns. Diet Info No information available. Range A western, montane species. It has been collected in Alberta at Banff and Cadomin.
Gazoryctra roseicaput
Gazoryctra roseicaput

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"Gazoryctra roseicaput, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2297. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Exoporia Superfamily Hepialoidea Family Hepialidae Subfamily Hepialinae Genus Gazoryctra Species Gazoryctra roseicaput
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