Species Details

Pediasia dorsipunctellus

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SeasonalityJuly to August. IdentificationA medium sized to large crambid (24-28 mm wingspan). Forewings uniformly medium brown but ranging from ochraceous fawn to dark brown; transverse lines lacking, except occasionally a trace of a subterminal one; terminal line with 3-4 dark dots. Hind wings smoky gray to dark brown. In the male genitalia, the cucullus narrows abruptly and caudad of the base of the free arm of the costa is very narrow and tapers little (Klots 1942). All other Pediasia are lighter in color and usually slightly larger.

Scientific Name Pediasia dorsipunctellus Seasonality July to August. Identification
A medium sized to large crambid (24-28 mm wingspan). Forewings uniformly medium brown but ranging from ochraceous fawn to dark brown; transverse lines lacking, except occasionally a trace of a subterminal one; terminal…
A medium sized to large crambid (24-28 mm wingspan). Forewings uniformly medium brown but ranging from ochraceous fawn to dark brown; transverse lines lacking, except occasionally a trace of a subterminal one; terminal line with 3-4 dark dots. Hind wings smoky gray to dark brown. In the male genitalia, the cucullus narrows abruptly and caudad of the base of the free arm of the costa is very narrow and tapers little (Klots 1942). All other Pediasia are lighter in color and usually slightly larger.
Life History Unknown. Conservation Often common. Of no concern. Diet Info Unknown, but presumably grasses. Range
A North American species. Described from Rounthwaite, Manitoba, and Verdi, Nevada (Kearfott 1908). McDaniel et al. (1984) have it from South Dakota. In Alberta, Bowman (1951) reported it from the Lloydminster, Red…
A North American species. Described from Rounthwaite, Manitoba, and Verdi, Nevada (Kearfott 1908). McDaniel et al. (1984) have it from South Dakota. In Alberta, Bowman (1951) reported it from the Lloydminster, Red Deer and Edmonton areas.

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"Pediasia dorsipunctellus, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2907. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Crambinae Genus Pediasia Species Pediasia dorsipunctellus
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