Species Details

Idaea rotundopennata

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Common NameRound-winged Wave SeasonalityPeak flight activity is from mid June to early July. IdentificationOne of a number of geometrid species which are relatively small and havepale tan or whitish wings. As the common name suggests, the wing margins are rounded, not slightly pointed midway as in similar species of Scopula, including S. junctaria to which Idaea is superficially most similar to.

Scientific Name Idaea rotundopennata Common Name Round-winged Wave Habitat Open woodlands. Seasonality Peak flight activity is from mid June to early July. Identification
One of a number of geometrid species which are relatively small and havepale tan or whitish wings. As the common name suggests, the wing margins are rounded, not slightly pointed midway as in similar species of…
One of a number of geometrid species which are relatively small and havepale tan or whitish wings. As the common name suggests, the wing margins are rounded, not slightly pointed midway as in similar species of Scopula, including S. junctaria to which Idaea is superficially most similar to.
Life History Larvae likely hibernate, and pupae are attached to vegetation without a cocoon, and supported with a silk girdle much like butterflies (Wagner et al. 2001). Adults come to lights. Conservation Not of concern Diet Info The only larval host reported in the literature is Polygonum (McGuffin 1967), but additional low-growing plants are also likely hosts. Range Nova Scotia to BC and the Yukon, south to Maine (McGuffin 1967).

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"Species Details - Idaea rotundopennata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4210. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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Specimen Information

There are 36 specimens of this Species.

36 results plotted on map in 17 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

BIRD3976 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-21

BIRD3977 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rocky Mountain House Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-29

BIRD3978 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD7023 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-19

BIRD7024 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-19

BIRD7025 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-19

BIRD7026 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-22

BIRD7027 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-22

BIRD7028 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-27

BIRD16496 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rocky Mountain House Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-05

BIRD17522 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-06-07

BIRD31297 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rimbey Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-11

BIRD31298 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-18

UASM187752 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, High Prairie Date Collected1920-06-16

UASM187753 - Idaea rotundopennata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bilby Collected ByBryant, O. Date Collected1924-06-30

Adult Seasonal Distribution