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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"Species Details - 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 28 Nov. 2023.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author
Date 2003-04

References

Specimen Information

There are 37 specimens of this Species.

37 results plotted on map in 23 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM9576 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1953-08-18

UASM9580 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, High River Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1922-07-15

UASM9581 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lloydminster Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-07-16

UASM9582 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Pocahontas Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-08-16

UASM9584 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-07-21

UASM9585 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Pocahontas Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-08-18

UASM9586 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1949-07-03

UASM9587 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1953-08-02

UASM9589 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary

UASM9591 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Pocahontas Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-08-17

UASM9593 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lloydminster Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-07-18

UASM9598 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Pocahontas Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-08-14

UASM9600 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Pocahontas Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-08-16

UASM9607 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1951-08-02

UASM9622 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1953-08-08

BIRD1747 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-26

BIRD1748 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-29

UASM57100 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-08-11/2004-08-12

BIRD6821 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-18

BIRD6822 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-18

BIRD6823 - Hesperumia sulphuraria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-18

Adult Seasonal Distribution