Species Details

Melaporphyria immortua

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SeasonalityThree adults have been collected in Alberta only during the last 10 days of May. IdentificationA small chocolate black moth with purplish overtones and few prominent markings. The forewing is crossed by thin pale brown antemedian, postmedian and subterminal lines, the area inside the antemedian and outside the postmedian lines darker and appearing as a wide black band. Some specimens have both wings with a wide, paler brown terminal band. Fringes dark.

Scientific Name Melaporphyria immortua Seasonality Three adults have been collected in Alberta only during the last 10 days of May. Identification
A small chocolate black moth with purplish overtones and few prominent markings. The forewing is crossed by thin pale brown antemedian, postmedian and subterminal lines, the area inside the antemedian and outside the…
A small chocolate black moth with purplish overtones and few prominent markings. The forewing is crossed by thin pale brown antemedian, postmedian and subterminal lines, the area inside the antemedian and outside the postmedian lines darker and appearing as a wide black band. Some specimens have both wings with a wide, paler brown terminal band. Fringes dark.
Life History No information available. Almost nothing is known about this little moth. Until larvae are described it is not even certain they belong to the family Heliothinae. Diet Info No information available. Range New England west to Colorado, north to southern Manitoba and central Saskatchewan and Alberta. In Alberta it has been collected several times in the Edmonton area.

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"Melaporphyria immortua, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-277. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Heliothentinae Genus Melaporphyria Species Melaporphyria immortua
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