Species Details

Enypia griseata

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Common NameMountain Girdle SeasonalityLate July to mid Augus in Alberta. IdentificationA mid-sized, grey geometrid with variable grey speckling; median band slightly darker, broad and heavily scalloped. Hindwing paler, with a faint PM line. Discal spot black, not white as in Caripeta species. Very similar to Nepytia species (particularly N. freemani), but in Enypia the forewing PM line comes closest to the wing margin near the apex, where it joins the costa, while in Nepytia the PM line is nearest the wing margin in the subapical (not apical) area. E. griseata has the discal spot well separated from the AM band, in venata the AM line jogs out to the discal spot.

Scientific Name Enypia griseata Common Name Mountain Girdle Habitat Montane coniferous forests and woodlands. Seasonality Late July to mid Augus in Alberta. Identification
A mid-sized, grey geometrid with variable grey speckling; median band slightly darker, broad and heavily scalloped. Hindwing paler, with a faint PM line. Discal spot black, not white as in Caripeta species. Very…
A mid-sized, grey geometrid with variable grey speckling; median band slightly darker, broad and heavily scalloped. Hindwing paler, with a faint PM line. Discal spot black, not white as in Caripeta species. Very similar to Nepytia species (particularly N. freemani), but in Enypia the forewing PM line comes closest to the wing margin near the apex, where it joins the costa, while in Nepytia the PM line is nearest the wing margin in the subapical (not apical) area. E. griseata has the discal spot well separated from the AM band, in venata the AM line jogs out to the discal spot.
Life History
The larva is stout and somewhat tapered at the ends, resembling a cutworm. Mature larvae are green with two white subdorsal stripes. Fourth instar larvae overwinter, and resume feeding in the spring (Duncan 2003).…
The larva is stout and somewhat tapered at the ends, resembling a cutworm. Mature larvae are green with two white subdorsal stripes. Fourth instar larvae overwinter, and resume feeding in the spring (Duncan 2003). Adults are nocturnal and come to lights.
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larvae are polyphagus on conifers, feeding on Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga), spruce (Picea), and pine (Pinus), cedar (Thuja) and fir (Aibes) (McGuffin 1987). Range Central BC and southwestern Alberta south to AZ (McGuffin 1987).

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"Species Details - Enypia griseata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4195. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 11 specimens of this Species.

11 results plotted on map in 7 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM10389 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1932-07-23

UASM10396 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Banff National Park, Banff Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1931-08-10

UASM59882 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Golden Collected ByHardwick, D. F. Date Collected1960-07-21

UASM95847 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Coleman Collected ByPike, E. M. Date Collected2005-07-13

UASM99061 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByRoe, A.; Lumley, L. M.; Schmidt, B. C. Date Collected2005-07-08

UASM187519 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1990-07-06

UASM187520 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1994-07-06

UASM187521 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1994-07-07

UASM187522 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1994-07-11

UASM187523 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1995-07-13

UASM187524 - Enypia griseata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1991-07-15

Adult Seasonal Distribution