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Species Details

Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum Read more about this collection »

Common NameHollow-spotted Plagodis SeasonalityAdults fly during mid June in Alberta. IdentificationA mid-sized geometrid with orange-brown forewings marked with dark AM and PM lines and a discal spot; hindwing paler, with reduced PM line. Similar to P. phlogosaria but alcoolaria has a straight, not curved PM line, possesses a forewing discal spot and is paler overall with a more speckled appearance.

Scientific Name Plagodis alcoolaria Common Name Hollow-spotted Plagodis Habitat Moist deciduous and mixedwood forest. Seasonality Adults fly during mid June in Alberta. Identification
A mid-sized geometrid with orange-brown forewings marked with dark AM and PM lines and a discal spot; hindwing paler, with reduced PM line. Similar to P. phlogosaria but alcoolaria has a straight, not curved PM line,…
A mid-sized geometrid with orange-brown forewings marked with dark AM and PM lines and a discal spot; hindwing paler, with reduced PM line. Similar to P. phlogosaria but alcoolaria has a straight, not curved PM line, possesses a forewing discal spot and is paler overall with a more speckled appearance.
Life History Larvae are twig mimics, and are very similar to those of P. phlogosaria. Pupae overwinter (Wagner et al. 2001). Adults come to light, and may also be active during the day. This species is rare in Alberta. Conservation Rare and local in Alberta, but widespread to the east. Diet Info Prentice (1963) indicates that larvae feed primarily on birch (Betula spp.). Range East-central Alberta east to Nova Scotia, south to Georgia and Illinois (McGuffin 1987).

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"Species Details - Plagodis alcoolaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4483/9-425158. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author
Date 2003-08-01

References

Specimen Information

There are 20 specimens of this Species.

20 results plotted on map in 10 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM7114 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-06-14

UASM10549 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-06-19

UASM10699 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1926-06-27

UASM43218 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-06-07

BIRD3803 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-06-17

BIRD3804 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD3805 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-06-27

BIRD3806 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-06-27

BIRD3807 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-15

BIRD6982 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-06

UASM78417 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park, Gardiner Lakes Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Macaulay, S. H. Date Collected2004-07-07

UASM59681 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Natural Area Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2006-07-02

BIRD17472 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-06-03

BIRD17473 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-06-19

UASM59902 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2007-06-22

BIRD20541 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-06-15

BIRD36690 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rimbey Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-06-23

BIRD37448 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2014-06-07

BIRD37449 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2014-06-27

BIRD37891 - Plagodis alcoolaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2015-06-06

Adult Seasonal Distribution