Species Details

Holoarctia sordida

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Common NameSordid Tiger SeasonalityAvailable flight dates range from mid June to the first week of August. IdentificationHindwing is translucent grey, sometimes with some ochre colouring. No pink or yellow. Superficially similar to Grammia quenseli, but H. sordida lacks the whitish lines along the forewing veins, and has at least one pale transverse band on the forewing.

Scientific Name Holoarctia sordida Common Name Sordid Tiger Habitat High alpine scree slopes and rock fields. Seasonality Available flight dates range from mid June to the first week of August. Identification
Hindwing is translucent grey, sometimes with some ochre colouring. No pink or yellow. Superficially similar to Grammia quenseli, but H. sordida lacks the whitish lines along the forewing veins, and has at least one…
Hindwing is translucent grey, sometimes with some ochre colouring. No pink or yellow. Superficially similar to Grammia quenseli, but H. sordida lacks the whitish lines along the forewing veins, and has at least one pale transverse band on the forewing.
Life History Adults are diurnal, and are strong fliers. Members of this genus take two years to develop (Freina & Witt, 1987), but it appears that adults can occur every year. Diet Info Unknown. Probably various herbs and grasses. H. cervini is reportedly prefers grasses, saxifrages (Saxifragaceae), and members of the primrose family (Primulaceae). Range So far only known from a few localities in the Rocky Mountains of B.C. (Pink Mountain) and Alberta (South to Chester Lake, Peter Lougheed Prov. Park).

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"Holoarctia sordida, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-234. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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