Species Details

Grammia blakei

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Common NameBlake's Tiger SeasonalityMid May to early June. IdentificationAlberta's smallest species of Grammia. Similar to G. nevadensis, but blakei can usually be distinguished by the more reduced forewing markings, more "pointy" appearance of the forewing, and overall smaller size.

Scientific Name Grammia blakei Common Name Blake's Tiger Habitat Short grass and mixed grass prairie, especially in native range pastures grazed by livestock. Seasonality Mid May to early June. Identification
Alberta's smallest species of Grammia. Similar to G. nevadensis, but blakei can usually be distinguished by the more reduced forewing markings, more "pointy" appearance of the forewing, and overall smaller size.
Alberta's smallest species of Grammia. Similar to G. nevadensis, but blakei can usually be distinguished by the more reduced forewing markings, more "pointy" appearance of the forewing, and overall smaller size.
Life History There is a partial second brood in August in some years, especially in the southern part of the range (Byers, 1988). The adults of this species are apparently strictly diurnal, flying in the afternoon and early evening. Diet Info Larvae feed on various grasses (including spring cereal crops) in early spring, and are occasionally pests in native range pastures (Byers, 1988). Range Manitoba west to Alberta, south to Arizona and New Mexico.

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"Grammia blakei, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-242. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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