Species Details

Lomographa semiclarata

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Common NameBluish Spring Moth SeasonalityFlies in early spring, peaking throughout May. IdentificationThe bright white hindwings and underside, together with frosted grey forewings give this moth a bluish white appearance when flying. The ventral surface has well-defined discal spots, which are faint on the dorsal surface. No other moth like it

Scientific Name Lomographa semiclarata Common Name Bluish Spring Moth Habitat Open shrubby thickets with cherry or hawthorn, especially on valley and coulee slopes. Seasonality Flies in early spring, peaking throughout May. Identification
The bright white hindwings and underside, together with frosted grey forewings give this moth a bluish white appearance when flying. The ventral surface has well-defined discal spots, which are faint on the dorsal…
The bright white hindwings and underside, together with frosted grey forewings give this moth a bluish white appearance when flying. The ventral surface has well-defined discal spots, which are faint on the dorsal surface. No other moth like it
Life History
The bluish appearance and rapid flight of this diurnal moth are vaguely reminiscent of Spring Azure butterflies (Celastrina lucia), which flies at the same time around cherry thickets. Larvae are rich emerald green…
The bluish appearance and rapid flight of this diurnal moth are vaguely reminiscent of Spring Azure butterflies (Celastrina lucia), which flies at the same time around cherry thickets. Larvae are rich emerald green with a row of yellow dorsal spots, and pupae overwinter (Wagner et al. 2001).
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larvae feed on cherries (Prunus) and hawthorns (Crataegus) (McGuffin 1981). Range Coastal BC east to Newfoundland, and from the Peace River region of BC and Alberta south to Oregon, Colorado and Georgia (McGuffin 1981, Wagner et al. 2001).

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"Species Details - Lomographa semiclarata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4294. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author
Date 2003-08-12

References

Specimen Information

There are 66 specimens of this Species.

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

UASM34536 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Battle River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2003-05-13

BIRD3110 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD3111 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD3112 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD3113 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-06-04

BIRD3114 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-05-22

BIRD3115 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-05-22

BIRD3116 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-05-22

BIRD3117 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-05-22

BIRD3118 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-05-12

BIRD3119 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-05-25

BIRD3120 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-05-25

BIRD3121 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-05-25

BIRD3122 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-06-08

BIRD3123 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-05-26

BIRD3124 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-05-28

UASM58229 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kleskun Hills Natural Area Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-06-03

UASM58230 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kleskun Hills Natural Area Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-06-03

BIRD3755 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, McKenzie Crossing Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-05-08

BIRD6842 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, McKenzie Crossing Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-05-04

BIRD6843 - Lomographa semiclarata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, McKenzie Crossing Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-05-04

Adult Seasonal Distribution