Species Details

Eufidonia discospilata

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Common NameSharp-lined Powder Moth SeasonalityAdults fly from late May to late June, peaking in mid June. IdentificationAdults are diurnal, but occasionally also come to lights. They can be abundant flying over labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum) bogs in June. Eggs are laid on the undersides of host leaves. The immature stages are described in detail by McGuffin (1977) and a mature larva is illustrated by Wagner et al. (2001).

Scientific Name Eufidonia discospilata Common Name Sharp-lined Powder Moth Habitat Boreal peatlands. Seasonality Adults fly from late May to late June, peaking in mid June. Identification
Adults are diurnal, but occasionally also come to lights. They can be abundant flying over labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum) bogs in June. Eggs are laid on the undersides of host leaves. The immature stages are…
Adults are diurnal, but occasionally also come to lights. They can be abundant flying over labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum) bogs in June. Eggs are laid on the undersides of host leaves. The immature stages are described in detail by McGuffin (1977) and a mature larva is illustrated by Wagner et al. (2001).
Life History
Adults are diurnal, but occasionally also come to lights. They can be abundant flying over labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum) bogs in June. Eggs are laid on the undersides of host leaves. The immature stages are…
Adults are diurnal, but occasionally also come to lights. They can be abundant flying over labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum) bogs in June. Eggs are laid on the undersides of host leaves. The immature stages are described in detail by McGuffin (1977) and a mature larva is illustrated by Wagner et al. (2001).
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info
Recorded from a variety of deciduous hosts, primarily in the heath family (Ericaceae), but also Viburnum; Spiraea, Prunus, Crataegus, Betula, Salix and Alnus. The coniferous hosts reported by Prentice (1963) are…
Recorded from a variety of deciduous hosts, primarily in the heath family (Ericaceae), but also Viburnum; Spiraea, Prunus, Crataegus, Betula, Salix and Alnus. The coniferous hosts reported by Prentice (1963) are likely accidental hosts or errors.
Range A truly boreal species, ranging from northern BC east across the continent to Newfoundland, Massachusetts and the Great Lakes region (McGuffin 1977, Wagner et al. 2001).

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"Species Details - Eufidonia discospilata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4204. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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 discospilata
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