Species Details

Deltote bellicula

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Common NameBog Lithacodia SeasonalityIn Alberta adults have been collected from early June through late July; peak flight in mid-June. IdentificationA small (1.8-2.1 cm wingspan) broad-winged grey moth with darker brown, white and dull rusty orange markings. The forewing median and terminal areas are brown, the former separated from the rusty-orange subterminal area by a prominent inwardly angled white line. The reniform and orbicular spots are small white bars and are joined by a narrow pale orange bar. The hindwings are light grey with a pale fringe. The antennae are simple and the sexes are similar.

Scientific Name Deltote bellicula Common Name Bog Lithacodia Habitat Acid bogs and other boggy areas. Seasonality In Alberta adults have been collected from early June through late July; peak flight in mid-June. Identification
A small (1.8-2.1 cm wingspan) broad-winged grey moth with darker brown, white and dull rusty orange markings. The forewing median and terminal areas are brown, the former separated from the rusty-orange subterminal…
A small (1.8-2.1 cm wingspan) broad-winged grey moth with darker brown, white and dull rusty orange markings. The forewing median and terminal areas are brown, the former separated from the rusty-orange subterminal area by a prominent inwardly angled white line. The reniform and orbicular spots are small white bars and are joined by a narrow pale orange bar. The hindwings are light grey with a pale fringe. The antennae are simple and the sexes are similar.
Life History Poorly known. There is a single brood in Alberta. The larvae have not beeen described, and the larval hosts are unknown. Conservation Uncommon and local in Alberta; otherwise of widespread occurrence. Diet Info No information available. Range Newfoundland to western Alberta, south to Florida, and New Mexico. Bog Lithacodia have been been collected in central Alberta, in the Red Deer and Edmonton regions.

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"Deltote bellicula, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3690. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Acontiinae Genus Deltote Species Deltote bellicula
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