Species Details

Pseudeustrotia carneola

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Common NamePink-barred Lithacodia SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from mid-May through mid- August; possibly two broods. IdentificationA small (2.0-2.4 cm. wingspan) moth with a dark black-brown forewing except for outer third, which is mottled pale tan and pale grey; crossed diagonally by a wide pale pink band which meets the pale terminal area just below the reniform spot. Hindwings light grey or grey brown. Sexes alike. Unmistakable.

Scientific Name Pseudeustrotia carneola Common Name Pink-barred Lithacodia Habitat Woodland edges, mesic meadows throughout the parklands and grasslands regions. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from mid-May through mid- August; possibly two broods. Identification
A small (2.0-2.4 cm. wingspan) moth with a dark black-brown forewing except for outer third, which is mottled pale tan and pale grey; crossed diagonally by a wide pale pink band which meets the pale terminal area just…
A small (2.0-2.4 cm. wingspan) moth with a dark black-brown forewing except for outer third, which is mottled pale tan and pale grey; crossed diagonally by a wide pale pink band which meets the pale terminal area just below the reniform spot. Hindwings light grey or grey brown. Sexes alike. Unmistakable.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to lights. The larvae are described in Forbes, 1954. There is likely at least a partial second brood in southern Alberta. Conservation A common widespread species; no concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data; elsewhere reported larval hosts include docks (Rumex sp., including R. patientia), and smartweed (Polygonum sp.) (Rings et al, 1992); and goldenrod (Solidago sp.) (Covell, 1984). Range Nova Scotia and New Brunswick west to Alberta and Colorado, south to the Gulf of Mexico. Throughout southeastern Alberta, north to the edge of the boreal forest and west to the edge of the foothills.

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"Species Details - Pseudeustrotia carneola, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3695. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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