Species Details

Dysstroma suspectata

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from mid July through mid August. IdentificationThis group of Dysstroma, consisting of D. citrata, suspectata, walkerata, and truncata, forms a complex of species which are often difficult to distinguish without resorting to genitalic differences. D. suspectata can usually be recognized by its dark brown-grey hindwing and forewing (particularly the underside), which is much darker than other Dysstroma. It occurs only in boggy forest habitats, such as black spruce bogs. McDunnough (1946) illustrates the male genitalia (as D. infuscata). Our populations belong to subspecies mackieata (Cass. & Swett).

Scientific Name Dysstroma suspectata Habitat Associated with boggy forests in the mountain and northern boreal regions. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from mid July through mid August. Identification
This group of Dysstroma, consisting of D. citrata, suspectata, walkerata, and truncata, forms a complex of species which are often difficult to distinguish without resorting to genitalic differences. D. suspectata
This group of Dysstroma, consisting of D. citrata, suspectata, walkerata, and truncata, forms a complex of species which are often difficult to distinguish without resorting to genitalic differences. D. suspectata can usually be recognized by its dark brown-grey hindwing and forewing (particularly the underside), which is much darker than other Dysstroma. It occurs only in boggy forest habitats, such as black spruce bogs. McDunnough (1946) illustrates the male genitalia (as D. infuscata). Our populations belong to subspecies mackieata (Cass. & Swett).
Life History Data on the North American populations of this holarctic species are lacking. Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larvae feed on Populus (Handfield 1999), and likely other plants. Range A northern species, although it has not been recorded from the YT (Lafontaine & Wood 1997). Known from NWT, east to NS and NH (Ferguson 1954), apparently reaching its southern limit in the west in Alberta.

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"Species Details - Dysstroma suspectata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4111. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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Specimen Information

There are 18 specimens of this Species.

18 results plotted on map in 12 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM24171 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Brown Creek Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-07-19/2002-07-20

UASM24172 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Brown Creek Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-07-19/2002-07-20

UASM24173 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Brown Creek Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-07-19/2002-07-20

BIRD4148 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Sundre Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected1999-07-19/1999-07-20

BIRD4149 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM78397 - Dysstroma suspectata

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

UASM78398 - Dysstroma suspectata

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 Collected2004-07-14

UASM58659 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-07-12

BIRD16543 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD16544 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM78888 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D. Date Collected2006-07-18

UASM78889 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Lawrie, D. Date Collected2006-07-16

UASM78890 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Lawrie, D. Date Collected2006-07-16

UASM78891 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Lawrie, D. Date Collected2006-07-17

UASM78892 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Lawrie, D. Date Collected2006-07-24

UASM78954 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Lawrie, D. Date Collected2006-07-21

UASM103590 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Willmore Wilderness Park, Smoky River Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Hilchie, G. Date Collected2007-07-15

UASM103591 - Dysstroma suspectata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Willmore Wilderness Park Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Hilchie, G. Date Collected2007-07-16

Adult Seasonal Distribution