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Species Details

Habrosyne scripta

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

Common NameThe Scribe, Lettered Habrosyne SeasonalityIn Alberta adults have been collected from the last week of May through the last week of July. IdentificationH. scripta is a medium-sized moth (3.0-3.9 cm wingspan). The forewings are yellow-brown or grey-brown with pink-tinted whitish areas along the costa and in the basal and post-median areas. The median area has a series of four or five fine concentric looping lines. The hindwings are grey-brown. The antennae are simple and the sexes are similar. Not likely to be mistaken for any other Alberta moth. The very similar Habrosyne gloriosa should be watched for; it has been reported from Quebec, Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is more robust, a bit more colorful, and has a more angled median part of the pale antemedian line on the forewing.

Scientific Name Habrosyne scripta Common Name The Scribe, Lettered Habrosyne Habitat Deciduous woodland and forest. Seasonality In Alberta adults have been collected from the last week of May through the last week of July. Identification
H. scripta is a medium-sized moth (3.0-3.9 cm wingspan). The forewings are yellow-brown or grey-brown with pink-tinted whitish areas along the costa and in the basal and post-median areas. The median area has a series…
H. scripta is a medium-sized moth (3.0-3.9 cm wingspan). The forewings are yellow-brown or grey-brown with pink-tinted whitish areas along the costa and in the basal and post-median areas. The median area has a series of four or five fine concentric looping lines. The hindwings are grey-brown. The antennae are simple and the sexes are similar. Not likely to be mistaken for any other Alberta moth. The very similar Habrosyne gloriosa should be watched for; it has been reported from Quebec, Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is more robust, a bit more colorful, and has a more angled median part of the pale antemedian line on the forewing.
Life History The adults are nocturnal and come to both lights and sugar bait. There is a single brood each year. Conservation A fairly common and widespread species; no concerns. Diet Info Reported host plants include birch (Betula sp.), various briars (Rubus sp.) and lilac (Syringa vulgaris) (Handfield, 1999). Range
H. scripta ranges from Labrador to Vancouver Island, south to North Carolina and Mississippi. In Alberta scripta has been collected throughout the wooded areas, north to Zama and Ft. McMurray and south to Calgary and…
H. scripta ranges from Labrador to Vancouver Island, south to North Carolina and Mississippi. In Alberta scripta has been collected throughout the wooded areas, north to Zama and Ft. McMurray and south to Calgary and Dinosaur Provincial Park.

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"Species Details - Habrosyne scripta, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4035/9-53222. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2003-12-03

References

Specimen Information

There are 94 specimens of this Species.

94 results plotted on map in 34 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

BIRD1860 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-29

UASM78216 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park, Namur Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Macaulay, S. H. Date Collected2004-07-13

UASM78217 - Habrosyne scripta

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 Collected2004-07-12

BIRD6097 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-06

UASM41436 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-07-11

BIRD14800 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rocky Mountain House Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-05

BIRD14801 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rocky Mountain House Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-05

UASM41253 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jenner Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C. Date Collected2005-06-14

BIRD17244 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-05-30

BIRD17245 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-06-03

BIRD17246 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-06-07

BIRD17247 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-06-19

BIRD17248 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-06-24

BIRD17249 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rimbey Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-07-21

BIRD17250 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rimbey Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-07-22

BIRD20415 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-06-15

BIRD20416 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-06-20

BIRD21741 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-06-20

BIRD21742 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-07-03

BIRD21743 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-07-20

JD2561 - Habrosyne scripta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Idaho, Idaho county, Riggins Collected ByDombroskie, J. J. et al Date Collected2007-07-02

Adult Seasonal Distribution