Species Details

Agriphila plumbifimbriella

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SeasonalityLate June to the end of July. IdentificationA smallish crambid (18-20 wingspan). The forewing very pale ochraceous with orange-brown scales arranged in lines along the spaces between the veins; terminal line with a row of seven brown dots, lacking a distinct yellowish-orange shade. Hind wing pale gray. Similar to Agriphila ruricolella but the latter lacks an antemedial (AM) line, and when present, the line that parallels the termen does not curve inward lower down (see image). The genitalia of Agriphila plumbifimbriella and Agriphila ruricolella are very similar. Agriphila ruricolella is also close to A. vulgivagella but the latter is larger and the front of the head is produced and conical while the front is flattened in ruricolella (McDaniel et al 1984).

Scientific Name Agriphila plumbifimbriella Habitat Native grassland areas in the mountains and foothills of southwestern Alberta. Seasonality Late June to the end of July. Identification
A smallish crambid (18-20 wingspan). The forewing very pale ochraceous with orange-brown scales arranged in lines along the spaces between the veins; terminal line with a row of seven brown dots, lacking a distinct…
A smallish crambid (18-20 wingspan). The forewing very pale ochraceous with orange-brown scales arranged in lines along the spaces between the veins; terminal line with a row of seven brown dots, lacking a distinct yellowish-orange shade. Hind wing pale gray. Similar to Agriphila ruricolella but the latter lacks an antemedial (AM) line, and when present, the line that parallels the termen does not curve inward lower down (see image). The genitalia of Agriphila plumbifimbriella and Agriphila ruricolella are very similar. Agriphila ruricolella is also close to A. vulgivagella but the latter is larger and the front of the head is produced and conical while the front is flattened in ruricolella (McDaniel et al 1984).
Life History Unknown. Conservation Uncommon. Diet Info Unknown but probably grass roots. Range A North American species described from the Kootenay region of British Columbia (Dyar 1904). First reported for Alberta from Lethbridge (Kearfott 1905) then Bowman (1951) recorded it from the Waterton area.

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"Species Details - Agriphila plumbifimbriella, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2865. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Bird, C. D.
Role species page author
Date 2003-04

References

Specimen Information

There are 17 specimens of this Species.

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

UASM39125 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-06-25

JD1785 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Boundary Creek Provincial Park Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Rose, A. Date Collected2006-09-03

CBCC1170 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Moose Lake Provincial Park Collected ByChristensen, C. B. Date Collected2005-07-22

POHL-000014 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Sherwood Park Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected1996-07-29

POHL-13-00596 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Saskatchewan, Big River Collected ByPohl, G. R.; Kutash, T. M. Date Collected1995-07-13

POHL-13-00597 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Saskatchewan, Big River Collected ByPohl, G. R.; Kutash, T. M. Date Collected1995-07-13

POHL-13-00598 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Saskatchewan, Big River Collected ByPohl, G. R.; Kutash, T. M. Date Collected1995-07-24

POHL-13-00599 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Coquihalla Hwy. Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2006-08-24

POHL-13-00600 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Coquihalla Hwy. Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2006-08-24

POHL-13-00601 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Coquihalla Hwy. Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2006-08-24

POHL-13-00602 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Coquihalla Hwy. Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2006-08-24

POHL-13-00603 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Prince Edward Island, Hillsborough River Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2008-07-22

POHL-13-00604 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Prince Edward Island, Hillsborough River Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2008-07-22

POHL-13-00605 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Prince Edward Island, Hillsborough River Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2008-07-22

POHL-13-00606 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Prince Edward Island, Hillsborough River Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2008-07-22

POHL-13-00607 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Prince Edward Island, Hillsborough River Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2008-07-22

POHL-13-00608 - Agriphila plumbifimbriella

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kleskun Hills Natural Area Collected ByPohl, G. R.; Kanashiro, D. Date Collected2003-07-19

Adult Seasonal Distribution