Species Details

Thaumatopsis fernaldella

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SeasonalityJuly. IdentificationA large crambid (23-31 mm wingspan). Antennae of males unipectinate, actually serrate with fine ciliations. Forewing ashy gray to whitish brown with median white streak, the white streak bounded above by a thicker dark brown line which eventually runs into the apex; seven dark dots in terminal row. The male genitalia are illustrated by Landry (1995). Alberta material belongs to the subspecies nortella Kft. Similar to T. pexella coloradella, but the latter has the oblique line darker, males have bipectinate antennae, and pexella tends to fly later.

Scientific Name Thaumatopsis fernaldella Habitat Prairie areas. Seasonality July. Identification
A large crambid (23-31 mm wingspan). Antennae of males unipectinate, actually serrate with fine ciliations. Forewing ashy gray to whitish brown with median white streak, the white streak bounded above by a thicker…
A large crambid (23-31 mm wingspan). Antennae of males unipectinate, actually serrate with fine ciliations. Forewing ashy gray to whitish brown with median white streak, the white streak bounded above by a thicker dark brown line which eventually runs into the apex; seven dark dots in terminal row. The male genitalia are illustrated by Landry (1995). Alberta material belongs to the subspecies nortella Kft. Similar to T. pexella coloradella, but the latter has the oblique line darker, males have bipectinate antennae, and pexella tends to fly later.
Life History Unknown. Conservation Uncommon, but probably of no known concern. Diet Info Unknown. Range Kearfott (1905), in describing T. f. nortella, mentions having seen specimens from Regina, Saskatchewan, and from Lethbridge and Pincher Creek in Alberta. Mainly a prairie species.

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"Species Details - Thaumatopsis fernaldella, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2926. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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