Species Details

Apodrepanulatrix litaria

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Common NameLarge Banded Wave SeasonalityThe only Alberta record is for August 28th. IdentificationA mid-sized, dusky brown geometrid with conspicuously pectinate antennae. Am and median bands diffuse, with a series of dark spots in the subterminal area. Similar to Drepanulatrix unicalcaria, but litaria has a darker hindwing and the forewing is greyish not brown as in unicalcaria.

Scientific Name Apodrepanulatrix litaria Common Name Large Banded Wave Habitat Open montane forest. Seasonality The only Alberta record is for August 28th. Identification
A mid-sized, dusky brown geometrid with conspicuously pectinate antennae. Am and median bands diffuse, with a series of dark spots in the subterminal area. Similar to Drepanulatrix unicalcaria, but litaria has a…
A mid-sized, dusky brown geometrid with conspicuously pectinate antennae. Am and median bands diffuse, with a series of dark spots in the subterminal area. Similar to Drepanulatrix unicalcaria, but litaria has a darker hindwing and the forewing is greyish not brown as in unicalcaria.
Life History
The light brown larvae have a herringbone pattern, and are presumably cryptic on branches and twigs of the host. McGuffin (1981) gives a detailed description of the immatures, but little information is available on…
The light brown larvae have a herringbone pattern, and are presumably cryptic on branches and twigs of the host. McGuffin (1981) gives a detailed description of the immatures, but little information is available on the biology of A. litaria.
Conservation Restricted in Alberta to the extreme southwest corner, but widespread in western N. America. Diet Info Larvae feed only on Ceanothus spp. (McGuffin 1981). Range Southern BC and extreme southwestern AB south to California and Arizona (McGuffin 1981).

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"Species Details - Apodrepanulatrix litaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3952. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Caberini Genus Apodrepanulatrix Species Apodrepanulatrix litaria
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