Species Details

Digrammia subminiata

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Common NameVermillion Granite SeasonalityAdults fly from late May to late July. IdentificationAlberta specimens of this species lack the prominent dark AM and PM lines usually found in other populations; these are visible only as faint reddish-brown lines. The discal spot and submarginal area are the only dark areas on the forewing. The dorsal side, and in particular the ventral side, has a distinctive pinkish-red cast not found in other Digrammia species.

Scientific Name Digrammia subminiata Common Name Vermillion Granite Habitat Few data; a prairie species. Seasonality Adults fly from late May to late July. Identification
Alberta specimens of this species lack the prominent dark AM and PM lines usually found in other populations; these are visible only as faint reddish-brown lines. The discal spot and submarginal area are the only dark…
Alberta specimens of this species lack the prominent dark AM and PM lines usually found in other populations; these are visible only as faint reddish-brown lines. The discal spot and submarginal area are the only dark areas on the forewing. The dorsal side, and in particular the ventral side, has a distinctive pinkish-red cast not found in other Digrammia species.
Life History Very little is known of this species biology, and the immature stages remain undescribed. Conservation Apparently rare and local in Alberta's prairie badlands. Diet Info No information available. Range A western species, occurring from southern BC to southern Manitoba, south to California, Kansas and Missouri (McGuffin 1972).
Digrammia subminiata
Digrammia subminiata

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"Digrammia subminiata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4663. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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