Species Details

Cerapoda stylata

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta in late June. IdentificationA medium-size (3.8-4.0 cm wingspan) long-winged moth with grey and tan forewings and shining white hindwings. The forewing is rusty tan overlaid by scattered grey scaling. The leading third and terminal areas are darker grey. The orbicular (white) and reniform (white with tan filling) are prominent, and there are pale patches in the subterminal area near the apex and in the middle. The veins in the center of the wing have diffuse white streaking. The head and thorax are pale grey, with rich ochre along the edges of the tegulae. The hindwings are shining white, with some darker scaling on the veins near the margin.

Scientific Name Cerapoda stylata Habitat Arid native grasslands and badlands. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta in late June. Identification
A medium-size (3.8-4.0 cm wingspan) long-winged moth with grey and tan forewings and shining white hindwings. The forewing is rusty tan overlaid by scattered grey scaling. The leading third and terminal areas are…
A medium-size (3.8-4.0 cm wingspan) long-winged moth with grey and tan forewings and shining white hindwings. The forewing is rusty tan overlaid by scattered grey scaling. The leading third and terminal areas are darker grey. The orbicular (white) and reniform (white with tan filling) are prominent, and there are pale patches in the subterminal area near the apex and in the middle. The veins in the center of the wing have diffuse white streaking. The head and thorax are pale grey, with rich ochre along the edges of the tegulae. The hindwings are shining white, with some darker scaling on the veins near the margin.
Life History Poorly known. The immature stages are apparently unknown. Conservation Known from only one site in Canada, where it reaches the northern extremity of its range. Should be Diet Info unknown Range From extreme southeastern Alberta south to at least Arizona. Known in Canada only from the Lost River valley west of Onefour, Alberta.

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"Cerapoda stylata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3757. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Cuculliinae Genus Cerapoda Species Cerapoda stylata
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