Species Details

Euhagena nebraskae

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SeasonalityAdults fly in late fall; there is a single Alberta record for 30 September 1986. IdentificationUnmistakable. A small (approximately 2.3-2.4 cm wingspan) narrow-winged wasp-like moth with fully scaled bright rusty orange wings broadly bordered with black. The veins are lightly lined with black scales, and there is a broad dark band crossing the outer forewing and a prominent dark discal mark on the hindwing. The head and thorax are clothed in long, dark silky hair, while the abdomen is covered in black scales and shorter hairs, with a narrow ring of white scales at the end of most segments. The dark fur-like vesture looks appropriate for an insect that appears so late in the season.

Scientific Name Euhagena nebraskae Habitat Badlands and other arid areas. Seasonality Adults fly in late fall; there is a single Alberta record for 30 September 1986. Identification
Unmistakable. A small (approximately 2.3-2.4 cm wingspan) narrow-winged wasp-like moth with fully scaled bright rusty orange wings broadly bordered with black. The veins are lightly lined with black scales, and there…
Unmistakable. A small (approximately 2.3-2.4 cm wingspan) narrow-winged wasp-like moth with fully scaled bright rusty orange wings broadly bordered with black. The veins are lightly lined with black scales, and there is a broad dark band crossing the outer forewing and a prominent dark discal mark on the hindwing. The head and thorax are clothed in long, dark silky hair, while the abdomen is covered in black scales and shorter hairs, with a narrow ring of white scales at the end of most segments. The dark fur-like vesture looks appropriate for an insect that appears so late in the season.
Life History The larvae are borers in the roots of the host. The adults are diurnal, and fly late in the season. Conservation An inconspicuous and probably uncommon species, rarely observed or collected in Alberta. Diet Info No Alberta data; elsewhere reported to bore in the roots of evening primrose (Oenothera)(Eichlin and Duckworth, 1988). Range The arid parts of western North America, from Mexico City to southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, west to California. In Alberta Euhagena has been collected north to Drumheller.

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"Euhagena nebraskae, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4275. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Sesioidea Family Sesiidae Subfamily Sesiinae Genus Euhagena Species Euhagena nebraskae
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