Species Details

Eudeilinia herminiata

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Common NameNorthern Eudeilinia SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from late May to July. IdentificationA small to medium-size (2.5-3.0 cm wingspan) moth with immaculate translucent white wings. Some specimens may have very faint brown or orange antemedian and postmedian lines crossing the forewings and continuing on to the hindwings. The body is shorter and thicker than similar appearing species of geometrid moths, and the labial palps are black; there is also dark shading on the forelegs. The antennae are simple in both sexes, which are alike. See also the geometer moths in the genera Protitame and Cabera.

Scientific Name Eudeilinia herminiata Common Name Northern Eudeilinia Habitat Mesic deciduous woodland. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from late May to July. Identification
A small to medium-size (2.5-3.0 cm wingspan) moth with immaculate translucent white wings. Some specimens may have very faint brown or orange antemedian and postmedian lines crossing the forewings and continuing on to…
A small to medium-size (2.5-3.0 cm wingspan) moth with immaculate translucent white wings. Some specimens may have very faint brown or orange antemedian and postmedian lines crossing the forewings and continuing on to the hindwings. The body is shorter and thicker than similar appearing species of geometrid moths, and the labial palps are black; there is also dark shading on the forelegs. The antennae are simple in both sexes, which are alike. See also the geometer moths in the genera Protitame and Cabera.
Life History There is apparently a single annual brood. The adults are attracted to light The larva is described and illustrated in Wong and Ives, 1988. Conservation An uncommon but widespread species; no concerns. Diet Info In Alberta, larvae have been found on Dogwood (Cornus)(Ives and Wong, 1988), which is also the reported host elsewhere. Range From Nova Scotia south to Louisiana, west to Alberta. It has been collected in central Alberta, in the southern boreal forest and aspen parkland zones

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"Eudeilinia herminiata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3753. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Drepanoidea Family Drepanidae Subfamily Drepaninae Genus Eudeilinia Species Eudeilinia herminiata
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