Species Details

Eufidonia convergaria

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Common NamePine Powder Moth SeasonalityAdults fly in spring, peaking in early to mid June. IdentificationForewing white heavily stippled with brown, broad brown AM, PM and terminal bands; hindwing ochre-brown with dark brown mottling and PM band. Discal spots relatively large and conspicuous. Female slightly smaller and paler overall. Very similar to E. discospilata, but males are larger and darker. Genitalic dissection is required to confirm identification (see McGuffin 1977). Treated as a subspecies of E. notataria in some older works.

Scientific Name Eufidonia convergaria Common Name Pine Powder Moth Seasonality Adults fly in spring, peaking in early to mid June. Identification
Forewing white heavily stippled with brown, broad brown AM, PM and terminal bands; hindwing ochre-brown with dark brown mottling and PM band. Discal spots relatively large and conspicuous. Female slightly smaller and…
Forewing white heavily stippled with brown, broad brown AM, PM and terminal bands; hindwing ochre-brown with dark brown mottling and PM band. Discal spots relatively large and conspicuous. Female slightly smaller and paler overall. Very similar to E. discospilata, but males are larger and darker. Genitalic dissection is required to confirm identification (see McGuffin 1977). Treated as a subspecies of E. notataria in some older works.
Life History
Adults are diurnal but are also attracted to lights at night. The larva is green and slender with a pale lateral line, mimicking pine needles. The pupa overwinters (Wagner et al. 2001). McGuffin (1977) gives a…
Adults are diurnal but are also attracted to lights at night. The larva is green and slender with a pale lateral line, mimicking pine needles. The pupa overwinters (Wagner et al. 2001). McGuffin (1977) gives a detailed description of the immature stages.
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larvae feed on various species of pine, including Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contortus) and Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) (Prentice 1963, as E. notataria). Range Northeastern BC east to Newfoundland (McGuffin 1977).

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"Eufidonia convergaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4203. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Melanolophiini Genus Eufidonia Species Eufidonia convergaria
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