Species Details

Drasteria perplexa

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Common NamePerplexing Arches SeasonalityAdults are on the wing from late May into June. IdentificationForewing brown-grey with a paler postmedian patch; AM bad not discernible, with the basal half of the forewing concolourous. Marginal area paler brown-grey. Hindwing orange with a black margin and postmedian band, black discal crescent reduced and generally not connected to PM band. The even, unmarked basal half of the forewing and ochre-orange hindwing distinguish the Perplexed Arches from other species in the province.

Scientific Name Drasteria perplexa Common Name Perplexing Arches Habitat Dry, short-grass prairie. Seasonality Adults are on the wing from late May into June. Identification
Forewing brown-grey with a paler postmedian patch; AM bad not discernible, with the basal half of the forewing concolourous. Marginal area paler brown-grey. Hindwing orange with a black margin and postmedian band,…
Forewing brown-grey with a paler postmedian patch; AM bad not discernible, with the basal half of the forewing concolourous. Marginal area paler brown-grey. Hindwing orange with a black margin and postmedian band, black discal crescent reduced and generally not connected to PM band. The even, unmarked basal half of the forewing and ochre-orange hindwing distinguish the Perplexed Arches from other species in the province.
Life History Comes to light, and not known to be day-active. This species has a local occurrence in Alberta, and is known only from the southern prairie region. Conservation Limited distribution in Canada. Diet Info Unknown. Range
Alberta south to AZ (Richards 1939). Hooper (1990) states there is a specimen from Estuary, SK in the CNC but I was unable to locate this specimen; nonetheless, perplexa should occur in SK. Known as far north as the…
Alberta south to AZ (Richards 1939). Hooper (1990) states there is a specimen from Estuary, SK in the CNC but I was unable to locate this specimen; nonetheless, perplexa should occur in SK. Known as far north as the Red Deer River badlands east of Trochu, AB.

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Specimen Information

There are 47 specimens of this Species.

47 results plotted on map in 20 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM19679 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

UASM19680 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

UASM34542 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

UASM34838 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

BIRD5399 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-18

UASM57135 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-06-03

UASM57276 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Taber Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-06-21

UASM57278 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Taber Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-06-21

UASM57231 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-06-23

BIRD15022 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-21

UASM57455 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Onefour Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-05-20/2005-05-21

UASM58709 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bindloss Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-06-15

UASM41973 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jenner Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C. Date Collected2005-06-14

BIRD18007 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-05-16

BIRD18008 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-06-12

BIRD20805 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-07-04

UASM185535 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Mesa county, Colorado National Monument Collected ByRogers, B. Date Collected1996-05-23

UASM185536 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, South Saskatchewan River Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-07-13

UASM185537 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Mesa county, Colorado National Monument Collected ByRogers, B. Date Collected1996-05-23

UASM185538 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Utah, Juab county, Eureka Collected BySpalding, T. Date Collected1910-05-27

UASM185539 - Drasteria perplexa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Utah, Juab county, Eureka Collected BySpalding, T. Date Collected1911-09-07

Adult Seasonal Distribution