Species Details

Narraga fimetaria

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SeasonalityThe only available Alberta date is July 12. IdentificationA small geometrid with unique markings and strongly pectinate antennae. The upper side is dark yellow-brown with a short, beige subapical band and checkered wing fringes. The underside is beige with silvery white markings, reminiscent of a miniature fritillary butterfly.

Scientific Name Narraga fimetaria Seasonality The only available Alberta date is July 12. Identification
A small geometrid with unique markings and strongly pectinate antennae. The upper side is dark yellow-brown with a short, beige subapical band and checkered wing fringes. The underside is beige with silvery white…
A small geometrid with unique markings and strongly pectinate antennae. The upper side is dark yellow-brown with a short, beige subapical band and checkered wing fringes. The underside is beige with silvery white markings, reminiscent of a miniature fritillary butterfly.
Life History
The immature stages are undescribed. The closely related N. georgiana feeds on shrub goldenrod (Chrysoma pauciflosculosa), and fimetaria may feed on a similar species of composite. Adults are likely diurnal like those…
The immature stages are undescribed. The closely related N. georgiana feeds on shrub goldenrod (Chrysoma pauciflosculosa), and fimetaria may feed on a similar species of composite. Adults are likely diurnal like those of georgiana (Covell et al. 1984), but they do come to light at least occasionally. This species may be double-brooded in Alberta, flying in May and again in July-August, as is the case for other members of the genus (Covell et al 1984).
Conservation The only Canadian records are for two specimens collected in Alberta. Diet Info Unknown. A closely related species feeds on shrub goldenrod. Range Southern Alberta south to Texas and California. In Canada, known only from Lethbridge (McGuffin 1972) and Dinosaur Provincial Park.

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"Narraga fimetaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4320. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Semiothisini Genus Narraga Species Narraga fimetaria
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