Species Details

Lampronia sublustris

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SeasonalityFlies in June in Alberta (Bowman 1951). IdentificationThe adults are small, slender moths with a wingspan of 12-16 mm. The forewings are pale yellow, the hindwings gray (Davis 1978, Pellmyr 2000). Lampronia sublustris was described by Braun in 1923 (Braun 1923), and was subsequently placed in Tanysaccus by Davis (1978), but returned to Lampronia when Tanysaccus was found to be a synonym of Lampronia (Nielson and Davis 1985). Sublustris appears to be the same species as aenescens, since there are no distinguishing morphological traits, and the two are often found together (Pellmyr 2000).

Scientific Name Lampronia sublustris Habitat Open grassland where rose shrubs are present (Pellmyr 2000). Seasonality Flies in June in Alberta (Bowman 1951). Identification
The adults are small, slender moths with a wingspan of 12-16 mm. The forewings are pale yellow, the hindwings gray (Davis 1978, Pellmyr 2000). Lampronia sublustris was described by Braun in 1923 (Braun 1923), and was…
The adults are small, slender moths with a wingspan of 12-16 mm. The forewings are pale yellow, the hindwings gray (Davis 1978, Pellmyr 2000). Lampronia sublustris was described by Braun in 1923 (Braun 1923), and was subsequently placed in Tanysaccus by Davis (1978), but returned to Lampronia when Tanysaccus was found to be a synonym of Lampronia (Nielson and Davis 1985). Sublustris appears to be the same species as aenescens, since there are no distinguishing morphological traits, and the two are often found together (Pellmyr 2000).
Life History Unknown. Conservation No obvious concerns. Diet Info The larval hostplant is probably Common Wild Rose, Rosa woodsii (Pellmyr 2000). Range In Alberta, occurs in the prairie, parkland and foothills regions north to Edmonton (Bowman 1951) and Winfield (C.D. Bird, pers. comm.).

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"Lampronia sublustris, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2768. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Monotrysia Superfamily Incurvarioidea Family Prodoxidae Subfamily Lamproniinae Genus Lampronia Species Lampronia sublustris
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