Species Details

Caradrina morpheus

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Common NameThe Mottled Rustic, Brungult Lövfly SeasonalityIn Alberta specimens have been collected in late June and July. IdentificationA medium size (3.0-3.5 cm wingspan) rich brown moth. The round orbicular spot, reniform spot and broad subterminal band are dark brown. A faint red-orange streak runs through the orbicular and reniform spots. The hindwings are dirty white, with a fine dark terminal line and a dark discal spot. Antennae simple. Sexes essentially alike. The brown-on-brown forewing color is unusual in Alberta noctuid moths.

Scientific Name Caradrina morpheus Common Name The Mottled Rustic, Brungult Lövfly Habitat Treed areas; urban gardens and yards. Seasonality In Alberta specimens have been collected in late June and July. Identification
A medium size (3.0-3.5 cm wingspan) rich brown moth. The round orbicular spot, reniform spot and broad subterminal band are dark brown. A faint red-orange streak runs through the orbicular and reniform spots. The…
A medium size (3.0-3.5 cm wingspan) rich brown moth. The round orbicular spot, reniform spot and broad subterminal band are dark brown. A faint red-orange streak runs through the orbicular and reniform spots. The hindwings are dirty white, with a fine dark terminal line and a dark discal spot. Antennae simple. Sexes essentially alike. The brown-on-brown forewing color is unusual in Alberta noctuid moths.
Life History No information available. Conservation An introduced species. Diet Info Various low plants, including dandelions (Taraxacum) and nettles (Urtica). Range
Northern Europe to Siberia. Apparently accidentally introduced on both the east and west coasts of Canada; reported in the east from New Brunswick to Ontario, and in the west from BC. First collected in Alberta at…
Northern Europe to Siberia. Apparently accidentally introduced on both the east and west coasts of Canada; reported in the east from New Brunswick to Ontario, and in the west from BC. First collected in Alberta at Taber and Edmonton in 2004.

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"Caradrina morpheus, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5100. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Amphipyrinae Genus Caradrina Species Caradrina morpheus
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