Species Details

Drasteria pallescens

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Common NameCowhead Arches SeasonalityAdults are on the wing in June. IdentificationWing base and thorax reddish-brown, antemedian band broad and joined to reniform patch. The only Drasteria in Alberta without black markings in the basal half of the hindwing (black discal crescent absent). Black PM band broadly joined to marginal band.

Scientific Name Drasteria pallescens Common Name Cowhead Arches Habitat Occurs in prairie badlands in Alberta. Seasonality Adults are on the wing in June. Identification
Wing base and thorax reddish-brown, antemedian band broad and joined to reniform patch. The only Drasteria in Alberta without black markings in the basal half of the hindwing (black discal crescent absent). Black PM…
Wing base and thorax reddish-brown, antemedian band broad and joined to reniform patch. The only Drasteria in Alberta without black markings in the basal half of the hindwing (black discal crescent absent). Black PM band broadly joined to marginal band.
Life History Adults come to light. Conservation Few records, restricted to prairie badlands. Diet Info The larval hostplants are unknown. Range Alberta and Saskatchewan south to Texas and Baja California (Richards 1939).

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"Drasteria pallescens, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2913. Accessed 08 Dec. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Catocalinae Genus Drasteria Species Drasteria pallescens
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