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 15 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 31 specimens of this Species.

31 results plotted on map in 15 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM9704 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-06-10

UASM9705 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-06-11

UASM9706 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-05-28

UASM9707 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-05-23

UASM9711 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-06-11

UASM9712 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-06-04

UASM9719 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-06-10

UASM9720 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-06-20

UASM9725 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-06-09

BIRD962 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-14

BIRD1817 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-06-03

BIRD1818 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-14

UASM53033 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Margaret Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-15

UASM53034 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-09

UASM53035 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-11

UASM53036 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-11

UASM53037 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-11

UASM53038 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-10

UASM53039 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-08

UASM53040 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Margaret Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-15

UASM53041 - Eufidonia discospilata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-11

Adult Seasonal Distribution