Species Details

Macaria brunneata

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Common NameOchre Granite SeasonalityThe peak adult flight period is mid July. IdentificationThis is the only Macaria with uniform ochre-brown wings; the males exhibit variably prominent dark transeverse lines, with the PM and AM lines sometimes fully developed. The three to four dark wedges along the forewing costa are not always present. Females are a lighter tan colour with well defined dark basal, AM and PM lines.

Scientific Name Macaria brunneata Common Name Ochre Granite Habitat Open coniferous forest in the boreal and mountain region; old dune complexes. Seasonality The peak adult flight period is mid July. Identification
This is the only Macaria with uniform ochre-brown wings; the males exhibit variably prominent dark transeverse lines, with the PM and AM lines sometimes fully developed. The three to four dark wedges along the…
This is the only Macaria with uniform ochre-brown wings; the males exhibit variably prominent dark transeverse lines, with the PM and AM lines sometimes fully developed. The three to four dark wedges along the forewing costa are not always present. Females are a lighter tan colour with well defined dark basal, AM and PM lines.
Life History
McGuffin (1972) describes the immature stages. Adults come to light, but are also easily flushed during the day. This species is usually associated with bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) in dry pine woods and along…
McGuffin (1972) describes the immature stages. Adults come to light, but are also easily flushed during the day. This species is usually associated with bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) in dry pine woods and along south-facing slopes.
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info
Primarily heaths (Ericaceae) such as Vaccinium (Wood 1951); associated with bearberry (Arctostaphylos in Alberta. Other reported hosts include trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides), paper birch (Betula papyrifera)…
Primarily heaths (Ericaceae) such as Vaccinium (Wood 1951); associated with bearberry (Arctostaphylos in Alberta. Other reported hosts include trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides), paper birch (Betula papyrifera) and buffaloberry (Sheperdia canadensis). Aspen and birch are probably only occasional or accidental hosts, as M. brunneata was not reported from extensive collections from these plants by the Forest Insect Survey (Prentice 1963).
Range NFLD and NS west to Alaska and BC; south to Massachussettes, Michigan and Wyoming; also n. Europe, Siberia and Japan.

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"Species Details - Macaria brunneata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3882. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author
Date 2003-04

References

Specimen Information

There are 27 specimens of this Species.

27 results plotted on map in 17 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM9277 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1933-07-24

UASM9286 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1932-07-16

UASM9290 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1926-07-18

UASM9291 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-07-19

UASM9292 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1938-07-01

UASM9297 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-07-17

UASM34898 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Natural Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2003-07-06

UASM34899 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Natural Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2003-07-06

UASM35868 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hythe Collected BySperling, F. A. H. Date Collected1998-07-02

UASM35869 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Date Collected1925-07-05

UASM35870 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, High River Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1922-07-15

BIRD1578 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Limestone Mountain Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-29

BIRD3767 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-21

BIRD3768 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Medicine Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-08-06

BIRD6735 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-12

BIRD6736 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-12

BIRD6737 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-29

BIRD6738 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Medicine Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-08-02

BIRD6739 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Medicine Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-08-02

BIRD6740 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Medicine Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-08-02

UASM78365 - Macaria brunneata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park, Gardiner Lakes Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Macaulay, S. H. Date Collected2004-07-16

Adult Seasonal Distribution