Species Details

Stiria rugifrons

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from mid-July through mid-August. IdentificationA rather large (3.2-4.2 cm wingspan) bright yellow moth with red-brown markings. The forewings are yellow with a large spot-like basal dash, a large spot midway along the lower margin, and a dark terminal band, all reddish-brown. The hindwings are white, suffused with red-brown scales on the outer half in the males, and over most of the wing in females. The bright yellow color and bold pattern is unlike any other Alberta moth. The larvae are described in Poole, 1995

Scientific Name Stiria rugifrons Habitat Dry open areas; disturbed sites such as old fields, eroding badlands and sand dunes. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from mid-July through mid-August. Identification
A rather large (3.2-4.2 cm wingspan) bright yellow moth with red-brown markings. The forewings are yellow with a large spot-like basal dash, a large spot midway along the lower margin, and a dark terminal band, all…
A rather large (3.2-4.2 cm wingspan) bright yellow moth with red-brown markings. The forewings are yellow with a large spot-like basal dash, a large spot midway along the lower margin, and a dark terminal band, all reddish-brown. The hindwings are white, suffused with red-brown scales on the outer half in the males, and over most of the wing in females. The bright yellow color and bold pattern is unlike any other Alberta moth. The larvae are described in Poole, 1995
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood each year, with adults flying in late summer. Like the other members of the subfamily, the larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of their host plants. Conservation Uncommon to rare at the northwestern edge of their range in Alberta. Diet Info No Alberta data. Larvae have been found on the sunflower Helianthus microcephalus in Ohio (Poole, 1995), and native sunflowers are the probable host in Alberta. Range Northern Florida north to Virginia and southern Ohio, west to southern Saskatchewan and Alberta, Wyoming, Colorado and west Texas. In Alberta it has been collected from Lethbridge north and east to the Wainwright dunes.

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"Species Details - Stiria rugifrons, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3850. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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Specimen Information

There are 13 specimens of this Species.

13 results plotted on map in 9 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM15421 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lethbridge Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1924-08-02

UASM24080 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Wainwright Dunes Ecological Reserve Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-07-13

UASM41575 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1999-08-13

UASM41599 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lethbridge Collected ByStrickland, E. H. Date Collected1925-07-11

UASM58041 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C. Date Collected2004-06-04

UASM41329 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-07-21

UASM77995 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-07-21

UASM110926 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-08-10

UASM110931 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-08-10

UASM110942 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-08-10

UASM110944 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-08-10

JD5110 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Orion Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Rose, A. Date Collected2008-07-08

UASM99885 - Stiria rugifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bindloss Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-07-09

Adult Seasonal Distribution