Species Details

Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum Read more about this collection »

Common NamePale Beauty SeasonalityAdults fly late June through early August, peaking in the latter half of July. IdentificationThe Pale Beauty is readily recognizable by its large size and pale green wings, crossed by two transverse lines. The green colour fades to pale tan in older museum specimens.

Scientific Name Campaea perlata Common Name Pale Beauty Habitat Widespread in forested and shrubby habitats. Seasonality Adults fly late June through early August, peaking in the latter half of July. Identification The Pale Beauty is readily recognizable by its large size and pale green wings, crossed by two transverse lines. The green colour fades to pale tan in older museum specimens. Life History
Known as the fringed looper, the caterpillar has, as the name suggests, short, hair-like fringes along the ventral margin; when apresssed close to a branch, the fringes help break the outline of the body and make the…
Known as the fringed looper, the caterpillar has, as the name suggests, short, hair-like fringes along the ventral margin; when apresssed close to a branch, the fringes help break the outline of the body and make the larva nearly invisible (see Ives & Wong 1988). The caterpillars overwinter in the third or fourth instar (McGuffin 1981), likely exposed on bark and branches. Adults often flush out of shrubby understory during the day, but are primarily nocturnal and come to lights. At northern latitudes where nights are very short or absent during the flight period, adults are diurnal (McGuffin 1981). One of our most common and conspicuous geometrids.
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larvae are generalists on a wide range of deciduous trees, shrubs and conifers. Prentice (1963) reports most larval collections were from Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides). Range Alaska to Labrador and Newfoundland, south to GA, AR, and AZ (McGuffin 1981, Wagner et al. 2001).

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"Species Details - Campaea perlata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3974. Accessed 03 Mar. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author
Date 2003-08

References

Specimen Information

There are 145 specimens of this Species.

145 results plotted on map in 51 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM7065 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-07-11

UASM10053 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cooking Lake Date Collected1918-07-11

UASM10058 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Sundance Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1955-07-17

UASM10059 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary

UASM10062 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Sundance Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1955-07-17

UASM10063 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Gorge Creek Collected ByHocking, Drake Date Collected1958-07-26

UASM10064 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1915-07-23

UASM10066 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByHoreczko, N. Date Collected1957-07-09

UASM10068 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Sundance Collected ByHocking, Brian Date Collected1955-07-17

UASM10069 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Gorge Creek Collected ByHocking, Drake Date Collected1958-07-26

UASM10070 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1917-07-13

UASM10072 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1917-07-17

UASM10073 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByHoreczko, N. Date Collected1957-07-09

UASM10074 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1917-07-20

UASM10078 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Gorge Creek Collected ByBoag, D. A. Date Collected1954-07-21

UASM10079 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByWhitehouse, F. C. Date Collected1917-07-08

UASM10080 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Gorge Creek Collected ByBoag, D. A. Date Collected1954-07-21

UASM10081 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Ministik Lake Collected ByQuiring, J. Date Collected1957-07-10

UASM10082 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park, Waterton Park Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1923-07-10

UASM10086 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1917-07-13

UASM10087 - Campaea perlata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bilby Collected ByBryant, Owen Date Collected1924-07-12

Adult Seasonal Distribution