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 Habitat Deciduous and mixedwood forests and woodlands. 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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"Species Details - 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 24 Feb. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 93 specimens of this Species.

93 results plotted on map in 26 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

BIRD3798 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-14

BIRD3799 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD3800 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD3801 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-13

BIRD3802 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-14

BIRD6979 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-05-19

BIRD6980 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-05-27

BIRD6981 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-09

UASM57348 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2003-05-16

UASM78418 - Plagodis phlogosaria

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

BIRD16443 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-05-14

BIRD16444 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-05-16

BIRD16445 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-05-28

BIRD16446 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-05-30

BIRD16447 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-05-31

BIRD16448 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-10

BIRD17466 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-05-16

BIRD17467 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-05-19

BIRD17468 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-05-24

BIRD17469 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-05-24

BIRD17470 - Plagodis phlogosaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-06-02

Adult Seasonal Distribution