Species Details

Hydrelia albifera

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Common NameFragile White Carpet SeasonalityIn Albert adults have been collected in June and early July. IdentificationA very small (approximately 1.8 cm. wingspan) fragile broad-winged dull white moth. The wings are crossed by a series of five forewing and three hindwing bands comprised of a series of dull yellow-brown spots or blotches, giving it a checkerboard appearance. There are also small dark discal spots on all four wings. There is a narrow yellow-brown line across the frons. Antennae simple. Sexes similar. The small size and numerous spots should separate it from other small pale Alberta geometrids.

Scientific Name Hydrelia albifera Common Name Fragile White Carpet Seasonality In Albert adults have been collected in June and early July. Identification
A very small (approximately 1.8 cm. wingspan) fragile broad-winged dull white moth. The wings are crossed by a series of five forewing and three hindwing bands comprised of a series of dull yellow-brown spots or…
A very small (approximately 1.8 cm. wingspan) fragile broad-winged dull white moth. The wings are crossed by a series of five forewing and three hindwing bands comprised of a series of dull yellow-brown spots or blotches, giving it a checkerboard appearance. There are also small dark discal spots on all four wings. There is a narrow yellow-brown line across the frons. Antennae simple. Sexes similar. The small size and numerous spots should separate it from other small pale Alberta geometrids.
Life History Few data. Adults are attracted to light. There is a single brood each year. Conservation No concerns Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere larvae are reported to feed dogwoods (Cornus stolonifera and C. alternafolia) and less commonly on White birch (Betula papyrifera) (Handfield, 1999). Range Newfoundland to British Columbia, south in the east to the Gulf states. In Alberta the Fragile White Carpet has been collected along the southern boreal forest (Edmonton, Touchwood Lake).
Hydrelia albifera
Hydrelia albifera

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"Hydrelia albifera, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4914. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Larentiinae Tribe Asthenini Genus Hydrelia Species Hydrelia albifera
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