Species Details

Amphion floridensis

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SeasonalityIn Alberta, one record of an adult in June. IdentificationA medium-size (3.7-5.5 cm. wingspan) large-bodied moth with dark chocolate brown wings. Forewing crossed by several rather indistinct and irregular darker bands, in particular a rather wide median band split near the upper end. The hindwing is crossed by a wide, dark rusty orange band. Fringes very broadly checkered black and white, giving them a scalloped appearance. The dark brown abdomen is crossed by one or two narrow pale yellow bands, which are diagnostic.

Scientific Name Amphion floridensis Habitat Clearings and edges with flowers. Seasonality In Alberta, one record of an adult in June. Identification
A medium-size (3.7-5.5 cm. wingspan) large-bodied moth with dark chocolate brown wings. Forewing crossed by several rather indistinct and irregular darker bands, in particular a rather wide median band split near the…
A medium-size (3.7-5.5 cm. wingspan) large-bodied moth with dark chocolate brown wings. Forewing crossed by several rather indistinct and irregular darker bands, in particular a rather wide median band split near the upper end. The hindwing is crossed by a wide, dark rusty orange band. Fringes very broadly checkered black and white, giving them a scalloped appearance. The dark brown abdomen is crossed by one or two narrow pale yellow bands, which are diagnostic.
Life History
The adults are diurnal, and visit flowers during the day and evening. Alberta is at the extreme northern edge of the range, and it is unlikely that there are any established populations here. The one known Alberta…
The adults are diurnal, and visit flowers during the day and evening. Alberta is at the extreme northern edge of the range, and it is unlikely that there are any established populations here. The one known Alberta specimen however appears very fresh.
Conservation Extralimital. No concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere reported to use Ampelopsis, Grapes (Vitis) and Cayenne Pepper, Parthenocissus, Epilobium, and Evening Primrose (Oenothera), (Covell, 1984; Handfield, 1999). Range Throughout much of eastern North America, north into southern Canada. It is rare (accidental ?) in southern Alberta, north to High River.

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"Species Details - Amphion floridensis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-501. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There is 1 specimen of this Species.

1 result plotted on map in 1 marker.
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UASM9029 - Amphion floridensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, High River Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1925-06-01

Adult Seasonal Distribution