Species Details

Sericosema juturnaria

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Common NameBordered Fawn SeasonalityThe single Alberta record is for August 1. IdentificationThe relatively large size, conspicuously pectinate antennae and unmarked, broadly brown-bordered wings will distinguish this species.

Scientific Name Sericosema juturnaria Common Name Bordered Fawn Habitat Unknown in Alberta; likely dry, shrubby or open montane slopes. Seasonality The single Alberta record is for August 1. Identification The relatively large size, conspicuously pectinate antennae and unmarked, broadly brown-bordered wings will distinguish this species. Life History Eggs overwinter, and the grey larvae mimic twigs and rest outstretched (see Miller 1995 for an illustration of the larva). Pupation is in a cocoon underground (McGuffin 1981). Conservation Provincial status uncertain, known from a single specimen in Alberta. Diet Info Unknown in AB; larvae feed on Ceanothus sanguineus and Rhamnus sp. elsewhere (McGuffin 1981). Range Southern BC and extreme southwestern AB south to California (McGuffin 1981).

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"Species Details - Sericosema juturnaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4316. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Caberini Genus Sericosema Species Sericosema juturnaria
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