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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"Species Details - 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 18 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 10 specimens of this Species.

10 results plotted on map in 8 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM24072 - Grammia blakei

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Recreational Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-06-15/2002-06-16

UASM35940 - Grammia blakei

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Window Mountain Lake Collected ByPike, E. M. Date Collected2001-07-19

UASM34839 - Grammia blakei

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-05-29

UASM172888 - Grammia blakei

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hilda Collected ByByers, J. R. Date Collected1982-05-26

UASM172889 - Grammia blakei

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-05-29

UASM172890 - Grammia blakei

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Montana, Cascade county, Great Falls Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected1995-08-23

UASM172891 - Grammia blakei

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Arapahoe county Collected ByHarp, C. Date Collected2000-08-15

UASM172892 - Grammia blakei

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jenner Collected BySchmidt, C.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2004-06-03/2004-06-04

UASM172893 - Grammia blakei

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jenner Collected BySchmidt, C.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2004-06-03/2004-06-04

UASM172894 - Grammia blakei

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jenner Collected BySchmidt, C.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2004-06-03/2004-06-04

Adult Seasonal Distribution