Species Details

Xanthorhoe ferrugata

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SeasonalityAdults from mid-May through July IdentificationA small (approx. 2 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth. The forewings are rusty-orange in the basal area, with a broad charcoal median band. Median band may be dark red-brown in some specimens. The postmedian band bordering the distal side of the median band is usually light tan or whitish along the lower half, and dark red-brown on the upper half, ending in a dark brown or black blotch at the costa. Subterminal area mottled light brown with a characteristic doubled black spot in the upper half, which is the basis of the common name of "twin-spot". The hindwings are pale tan with a small dark discal mark, darkened by a series of diffuse parallel wavy brown lines. Sexes similar, but male antennae bipectinae, female simple. The species is quite variable in appearance.

Scientific Name Xanthorhoe ferrugata Habitat open woods, edges and clearings Seasonality Adults from mid-May through July Identification
A small (approx. 2 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth. The forewings are rusty-orange in the basal area, with a broad charcoal median band. Median band may be dark red-brown in some specimens. The postmedian band…
A small (approx. 2 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth. The forewings are rusty-orange in the basal area, with a broad charcoal median band. Median band may be dark red-brown in some specimens. The postmedian band bordering the distal side of the median band is usually light tan or whitish along the lower half, and dark red-brown on the upper half, ending in a dark brown or black blotch at the costa. Subterminal area mottled light brown with a characteristic doubled black spot in the upper half, which is the basis of the common name of "twin-spot". The hindwings are pale tan with a small dark discal mark, darkened by a series of diffuse parallel wavy brown lines. Sexes similar, but male antennae bipectinae, female simple. The species is quite variable in appearance.
Life History
Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood in Alberta, with adults from mid-May through July. Reported larval hosts include a wide range of low plants, including chickweed, ground ivy, and…
Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood in Alberta, with adults from mid-May through July. Reported larval hosts include a wide range of low plants, including chickweed, ground ivy, and Polygonum sp. (Covell, 1984); dandelion, Glecoma sp., Amoracea, Stellaria, Galium, Circium, Plantago and others (Handfield, 1999).
Diet Info
Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood in Alberta, with adults from mid-May through July. Reported larval hosts include a wide range of low plants, including chickweed, ground ivy, and…
Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood in Alberta, with adults from mid-May through July. Reported larval hosts include a wide range of low plants, including chickweed, ground ivy, and Polygonum sp. (Covell, 1984); dandelion, Glecoma sp., Amoracea, Stellaria, Galium, Circium, Plantago and others
Range
Holarctic. In North America found from NL west across the wooded parts of Canada to BC, north to YT and NWT, south in the east to VA. In Alberta found throughout the wooded parts of the province, but apparently absent…
Holarctic. In North America found from NL west across the wooded parts of Canada to BC, north to YT and NWT, south in the east to VA. In Alberta found throughout the wooded parts of the province, but apparently absent from the grasslands region and much of the mountains. It occurs in open woods, edges and clearings.
Notes
The nominate subspecies is Palaearctic, and is known in Britain as the Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. There are several subspecific names available for North American populations, but it is not clear which names(s)…
The nominate subspecies is Palaearctic, and is known in Britain as the Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. There are several subspecific names available for North American populations, but it is not clear which names(s) might apply to Alberta populations.
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
Xanthorhoe ferrugata

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"Species Details - Xanthorhoe ferrugata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4804. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 88 specimens of this Species.

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

BIRD4585 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-06-14

BIRD4586 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-06-27

BIRD4587 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-06-27

BIRD4588 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-03

BIRD4589 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-11

BIRD4590 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-18

BIRD4591 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-18

BIRD4592 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD4593 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-23

BIRD4594 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Delburne Collected ByPotter, J. Date Collected2002-07-01

BIRD7176 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-10

UASM78460 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

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 Collected2004-07-14

UASM41381 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1942-06-14

BIRD16653 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

BIRD16654 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

JD0240 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Schmidt, C. Date Collected2006-05-18

BIRD20604 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-06-15

BIRD20605 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-06-15

BIRD20606 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-06-26

BIRD20607 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-07-21

UASM99365 - Xanthorhoe ferrugata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Recreational Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-06-15/2002-08-16

Adult Seasonal Distribution