Species Details

Digrammia mellistrigata

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Common NameHoney-streak Granite SeasonalityLate May to late August, peaking in late June. IdentificationGround colour uniform grey, occasionally with some speckling, particularly on the hindwing. The forewing AM and PM lines are honey brown and bordered by a paler brown line.The uniform and relatively straight AM line, broken near the costa and recurving towards the wing base, will distinguish mellistrigata from the similar D. neptaria.

Scientific Name Digrammia mellistrigata Common Name Honey-streak Granite Habitat Wooded and shrubby areas. Seasonality Late May to late August, peaking in late June. Identification
Ground colour uniform grey, occasionally with some speckling, particularly on the hindwing. The forewing AM and PM lines are honey brown and bordered by a paler brown line.The uniform and relatively straight AM line,…
Ground colour uniform grey, occasionally with some speckling, particularly on the hindwing. The forewing AM and PM lines are honey brown and bordered by a paler brown line.The uniform and relatively straight AM line, broken near the costa and recurving towards the wing base, will distinguish mellistrigata from the similar D. neptaria.
Life History McGuffin (1972) describes the immature stages; the pupa overwinters. Adults come to light. Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larvae feed on willows (Salix spp.) (McGuffin 1972). Range Across southern Canada from Nova Scotia to Alberta. Widespread in southern Alberta, north to Edmonton. McGuffin 1972).

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"Digrammia mellistrigata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4664. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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 mellistrigata
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