Species Details

Grammia gibsoni

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Common NameGibson's Tiger SeasonalityRanges from July 7 to August 20, with most records from late July to early August. IdentificationThe absence of white markings along the forewing veins, broad transverse bands and long antennal pectinations distinguish members of this species complex. It is uncertain if Grammia geneura (Strecker), G. superba (Stretch), G. nevadensis (Grote & Robinson) and G. gibsoni (McDunnough) are all the same variable species, or if several species are involved.

Scientific Name Grammia gibsoni Common Name Gibson's Tiger Habitat Inhabits prairie grasslands with exposed soil cover, such as sand dunes and badlands. Seasonality Ranges from July 7 to August 20, with most records from late July to early August. Identification
The absence of white markings along the forewing veins, broad transverse bands and long antennal pectinations distinguish members of this species complex. It is uncertain if Grammia geneura (Strecker), G. superba
The absence of white markings along the forewing veins, broad transverse bands and long antennal pectinations distinguish members of this species complex. It is uncertain if Grammia geneura (Strecker), G. superba (Stretch), G. nevadensis (Grote & Robinson) and G. gibsoni (McDunnough) are all the same variable species, or if several species are involved.
Life History No information available. Conservation A rare species. Diet Info Castilleja sessiliflora (McDunnough, 1937). Likely also other plants. Range Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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"Species Details - Grammia gibsoni, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-240. Accessed 06 Feb. 2023.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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