Species Details

Hesperumia sulphuraria

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Common NameSulphur Wave SeasonalityEarly July to late August. IdentificationA medium-sized, predominantly yellow geometrid with few dark markings on the wing. It can generally be recognized by the rich yellow colour, with a large, prominent maroon-brown discal spot. The AM and PM lines are usually reduced to dashes at the costa, but some specimens have a more continuous line visible.

Scientific Name Hesperumia sulphuraria Common Name Sulphur Wave Habitat Shrubby areas of dry mixedwood and conifer forests. Seasonality Early July to late August. Identification
A medium-sized, predominantly yellow geometrid with few dark markings on the wing. It can generally be recognized by the rich yellow colour, with a large, prominent maroon-brown discal spot. The AM and PM lines are…
A medium-sized, predominantly yellow geometrid with few dark markings on the wing. It can generally be recognized by the rich yellow colour, with a large, prominent maroon-brown discal spot. The AM and PM lines are usually reduced to dashes at the costa, but some specimens have a more continuous line visible.
Life History The immature stages are described in detail by McGuffin (1977), and the larva is illustrated in Ives & Wong (1988) and Wagner et al. (2001). Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info
Larvae feed on a wide variety of trees and shrubs, but prefer rosaceous shrubs such as cherries (Prunus spp.), roses (Rosa spp), juneberry (Amelanchier spp.), and Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa). The egg…
Larvae feed on a wide variety of trees and shrubs, but prefer rosaceous shrubs such as cherries (Prunus spp.), roses (Rosa spp), juneberry (Amelanchier spp.), and Shrubby Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa). The egg overwinters (McGuffin 1977).
Range BC east to Nova Scotia, south to Missouri, New Mexico and California (McGuffin 1977).

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"Hesperumia sulphuraria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4206. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Boarmiini Genus Hesperumia Species Hesperumia sulphuraria
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