Species Details

Grammia speciosa

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SeasonalityEarly to mid July. IdentificationThe hindwing is orange-yellow with varying amounts of black. Similar to G. obliterata, but speciosa has fine white lines along the veins of the forewing and lacks the white transverse bands that is on G. obliterata.

Scientific Name Grammia speciosa Habitat Primarily a boreal forest species, can also be found in bogs and fens. Seasonality Early to mid July. Identification
The hindwing is orange-yellow with varying amounts of black. Similar to G. obliterata, but speciosa has fine white lines along the veins of the forewing and lacks the white transverse bands that is on G. obliterata.
The hindwing is orange-yellow with varying amounts of black. Similar to G. obliterata, but speciosa has fine white lines along the veins of the forewing and lacks the white transverse bands that is on G. obliterata.
Life History No information available. Conservation Locally common in bogs and fens, however it is rare in the prairie grasslands. Diet Info Probably a wide variety of forbs. Larvae can be reared on Plantain (Plantago) and dandelion (Taraxacum) (Gibson, 1901). Range Yukon to Newfoundland, south to New Jersey and to Colorado and New Mexico in the west.

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"Species Details - Grammia speciosa, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-239. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 26 specimens of this Species.

26 results plotted on map in 10 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM43155 - Grammia speciosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Wagner Natural Area Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-07-11

UASM43156 - Grammia speciosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-07-20

UASM19853 - Grammia speciosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-05

UASM78161 - Grammia speciosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park, Gardiner Lakes Collected ByHilchie, G.; Macaulay, D. A.; Macaulay, S. H. Date Collected2004-07-09

UASM78162 - Grammia speciosa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park, Sand River Collected ByHilchie, G.; Macaulay, D. A.; Macaulay, S. H. Date Collected2004-07-08

Adult Seasonal Distribution