Species Details

Neoterpes trianguliferata

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Common NameThe Canary Thorn SeasonalityAdults fly from mid June to early July IdentificationA mid-size geometrid with a soft yellow ground colour and several marroon-brown, irregular wedges along the forewing costa; occasionally speckled throughout with brown. Unlike any other Alberta moth in appearance.

Scientific Name Neoterpes trianguliferata Common Name The Canary Thorn Habitat Dry, open forests and woodlands. Seasonality Adults fly from mid June to early July Identification A mid-size geometrid with a soft yellow ground colour and several marroon-brown, irregular wedges along the forewing costa; occasionally speckled throughout with brown. Unlike any other Alberta moth in appearance. Life History The larva mimics a twig when resting, and pupates among leaves tied together with silk. (McGuffin 1987). Adults come to light. The larva is illustrated by Tatum (2002). http://facweb.furman.edu/~snyderjohn/tatum/210-211.htm Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info
Yukon and northwestern Saskatchewan south to southwest Alberta and Washington (McGuffin 1987). The distribution of this species is rather enigmatic - it is apparently very rare in the boreal region between the…
Yukon and northwestern Saskatchewan south to southwest Alberta and Washington (McGuffin 1987). The distribution of this species is rather enigmatic - it is apparently very rare in the boreal region between the southern mountain and prairie region and the Yukon and extreme northwestern Saskatchewan. The Milliken Lake, SK record in McGuffin (1987) is erroneously shown on the map in northwestern AB.
Range
Yukon and northwestern Saskatchewan south to southwest Alberta and Washington (McGuffin 1987). The distribution of this species is rather enigmatic - it is apparently very rare in the boreal region between the…
Yukon and northwestern Saskatchewan south to southwest Alberta and Washington (McGuffin 1987). The distribution of this species is rather enigmatic - it is apparently very rare in the boreal region between the southern mountain and prairie region and the Yukon and extreme northwestern Saskatchewan. The Milliken Lake, SK record in McGuffin (1987) is erroneously shown on the map in northwestern AB.
Neoterpes trianguliferata
Neoterpes trianguliferata

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"Neoterpes trianguliferata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3895. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Ourapterygini Genus Neoterpes Species Neoterpes trianguliferata
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