Species Details

Epirrhoe plebeculata

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IdentificationA small (approx. 2.2 cm wingspan) day-flying moth. The forewings are banded rust pale orange and dark brown and black, with a wide dark blackish median band. The hindwings are bright yellow-orange, crossed by several narrow incomplete dark bands and a wider dark terminal band. Other colorful spring flying geometrids are deeper red-orange or rusty brown. Unmistakable.

Scientific Name Epirrhoe plebeculata Habitat Southern boreal forest, parklands and foothills; also found in the wooded parts of the river valleys in the grasslands region. Identification
A small (approx. 2.2 cm wingspan) day-flying moth. The forewings are banded rust pale orange and dark brown and black, with a wide dark blackish median band. The hindwings are bright yellow-orange, crossed by several…
A small (approx. 2.2 cm wingspan) day-flying moth. The forewings are banded rust pale orange and dark brown and black, with a wide dark blackish median band. The hindwings are bright yellow-orange, crossed by several narrow incomplete dark bands and a wider dark terminal band. Other colorful spring flying geometrids are deeper red-orange or rusty brown. Unmistakable.
Life History
Little information is available for this pretty little moth. It is one of the earliest moths to emerge, appearing as early as the first 10 days of April, peaking in late April and early May. It is strictly diurnal as…
Little information is available for this pretty little moth. It is one of the earliest moths to emerge, appearing as early as the first 10 days of April, peaking in late April and early May. It is strictly diurnal as befits an early emergent moth. Adults will visit flows for nectar. The larval host(s) and early stages are apparently unknown.
Range
A western moth, found from Saskatchewan west to British Columbia, south to California. Widespread in the southern half of Alberta, in the southern boreal forest, parklands and foothills; also found in the wooded parts…
A western moth, found from Saskatchewan west to British Columbia, south to California. Widespread in the southern half of Alberta, in the southern boreal forest, parklands and foothills; also found in the wooded parts of the river valleys in the grasslands region. Probably more widespread in the boreal forest, but missed due to the early flight period.
Epirrhoe plebeculata
Epirrhoe plebeculata

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"Species Details - Epirrhoe plebeculata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4794. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2008

References

Specimen Information

There are 24 specimens of this Species.

24 results plotted on map in 11 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM11921 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1936-05-17

UASM11931 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-05-04

UASM11956 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Blairmore Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-05-04

UASM11960 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-04-24

UASM11966 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-04-28

UASM11982 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-04-09

UASM11987 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1948-05-19

UASM11990 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Blairmore Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-05-01

UASM11998 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1946-05-05

UASM41837 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1996-04-28

BIRD4685 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-05-02

BIRD4686 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-05-02

BIRD4687 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-05-02

BIRD4688 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-05-05

BIRD16663 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-05-12

BIRD17657 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-04-29

BIRD17658 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-04-29

BIRD20608 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Alix Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-04-30

BIRD20609 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-05-07

UASM99360 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, West Castle River Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1996-06-08

BIRD21916 - Epirrhoe plebeculata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-05-03

Adult Seasonal Distribution