Species Details

Plagodis phlogosaria

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Common NameThe Scorched Wing, Straight-lined Plagodis SeasonalityThe peak flight in Alberta is from mid May to early June. IdentificationA mid-sized geometrid with rich, orange-brown wings marked with dark AM and PM lines, the later bordered with pinkish-purple distally. Hindwings slightly paler, with coarse black speckling at the anal angle. Similar to P. alcoolaria, which has a straight PM line, a forewing discal spot, and is paler overall with a more speckled appearance. P. phlogosaria may have two broods in the southern parts of the province. Munroe (1959) described the subspecies bowmanaria from specimens from the Edmonton region.

Scientific Name Plagodis phlogosaria Common Name The Scorched Wing, Straight-lined Plagodis Seasonality The peak flight in Alberta is from mid May to early June. Identification
A mid-sized geometrid with rich, orange-brown wings marked with dark AM and PM lines, the later bordered with pinkish-purple distally. Hindwings slightly paler, with coarse black speckling at the anal angle. Similar…
A mid-sized geometrid with rich, orange-brown wings marked with dark AM and PM lines, the later bordered with pinkish-purple distally. Hindwings slightly paler, with coarse black speckling at the anal angle. Similar to P. alcoolaria, which has a straight PM line, a forewing discal spot, and is paler overall with a more speckled appearance. P. phlogosaria may have two broods in the southern parts of the province. Munroe (1959) described the subspecies bowmanaria from specimens from the Edmonton region.
Life History Caterpillar grey with light brown and white speckling, with abdominal and thoracic humps, giving it the appearance of a short twig. The pupa overwinters (Wagner et al. 2001). Adults come to lights. Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larvae feed on willow (Salix), alders (Alnus), birch (Betula)and hazel (Corylus) (Prentice 1963). Range Coastal BC east to Newfoundland, south from NWT to NC and CA (McGuffin 1987).
Plagodis phlogosaria
Plagodis phlogosaria

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"Plagodis phlogosaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4484. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Anagogini Genus Plagodis Species Plagodis phlogosaria
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