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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 Habitat Occurs in lodgepole and jack pine forest. 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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"Species Details - Eufidonia convergaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4203/9-250862. Accessed 03 Mar. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 11 specimens of this Species.

11 results plotted on map in 6 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM24862 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-06-15

UASM41707 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Natural Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1999-06-05

UASM9676 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1946-06-19

UASM9680 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1946-06-18

UASM9684 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-06-12

UASM9690 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1946-06-14

UASM9692 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1946-06-14

UASM9708 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-06-01

UASM9723 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-06-12

UASM187656 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected2000-06-15

UASM187657 - Eufidonia convergaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-10

Adult Seasonal Distribution