Species Details

Holarctia obliterata

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SeasonalityPeak flight activity ranges from late July to mid August. IdentificationThe hindwing is usually yellow (rarely orange) with submarginal black spots. The hindwing discal spot is absent. Similar to G. speciosa, but obliterata has transverse white bands in the costal area of the forewing, which are absent in speciosa.

Scientific Name Holarctia obliterata Habitat Found in open subalpine forest, boreal forest bogs and prairie sand dunes. Seasonality Peak flight activity ranges from late July to mid August. Identification
The hindwing is usually yellow (rarely orange) with submarginal black spots. The hindwing discal spot is absent. Similar to G. speciosa, but obliterata has transverse white bands in the costal area of the forewing,…
The hindwing is usually yellow (rarely orange) with submarginal black spots. The hindwing discal spot is absent. Similar to G. speciosa, but obliterata has transverse white bands in the costal area of the forewing, which are absent in speciosa.
Life History No information available. Diet Info Bedstraw (Galium sp.) (Dod, 1904), and probably other low plants. McGugan (1958) reports successful development on white spruce, but this is not likely a host under natural conditions. Range Northwest Territories (Great Bear Lake) south to southern Manitoba and Utah.
Holarctia obliterata
Holarctia obliterata

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"Holarctia obliterata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-238. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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