Species Details

Lacinipolia naevia

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta during the first week of June. IdentificationA small (2.7-2.8 cm wingspan) long-winged dull mottled grey moth. There is a short black basal dash mixed with bright orange-brown scales. The antemedian and postmedian lines are incomplete and marked with black scales, especially the lower half. The areas basad to the lower antemedian line and distad to the lower postmedian line are bordered with white scales, the latter forming a large diffuse oval patch.in well-marked specimens. The claviform spot is a black wedge, mixed with or bordered by orange-brown scales. The orbicular and reniform spots are filled with light grey, partially or completely outlined with black scales, and in the reniform in particular usually with a dark pupil. It may also be partially lined with orange-brown. The forewing fringe is dark grey or black, lightly checkered with white scales at the veins. The hindwings are dull grey with a light fringe with scattered dark scales. The male antennae are prominently biserrate. Naevia occurs with Lacinipolia longiclava and L. anguina. L. longiclava is mostly a brown (not grey) moth. Naevia is most similar to L. anguina, which is a smoother grey moth (naevia is quite powdery looking in comparison) and lacks the orange-brown scaling along the basal dash and claviform spot. L. anguina male genitalia have a long prominent sacular extension that can be seen without disection, and is completely lacking in naevia.

Scientific Name Lacinipolia naevia Habitat Dry valley bottom floodplain with sage grassland and riparian shrub. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta during the first week of June. Identification
A small (2.7-2.8 cm wingspan) long-winged dull mottled grey moth. There is a short black basal dash mixed with bright orange-brown scales. The antemedian and postmedian lines are incomplete and marked with black…
A small (2.7-2.8 cm wingspan) long-winged dull mottled grey moth. There is a short black basal dash mixed with bright orange-brown scales. The antemedian and postmedian lines are incomplete and marked with black scales, especially the lower half. The areas basad to the lower antemedian line and distad to the lower postmedian line are bordered with white scales, the latter forming a large diffuse oval patch.in well-marked specimens. The claviform spot is a black wedge, mixed with or bordered by orange-brown scales. The orbicular and reniform spots are filled with light grey, partially or completely outlined with black scales, and in the reniform in particular usually with a dark pupil. It may also be partially lined with orange-brown. The forewing fringe is dark grey or black, lightly checkered with white scales at the veins. The hindwings are dull grey with a light fringe with scattered dark scales. The male antennae are prominently biserrate. Naevia occurs with Lacinipolia longiclava and L. anguina. L. longiclava is mostly a brown (not grey) moth. Naevia is most similar to L. anguina, which is a smoother grey moth (naevia is quite powdery looking in comparison) and lacks the orange-brown scaling along the basal dash and claviform spot. L. anguina male genitalia have a long prominent sacular extension that can be seen without disection, and is completely lacking in naevia.
Life History Very poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. Conservation The only Canadian records are from two sites in southern Alberta. Diet Info Apparently unknown. Range Colorado north to southeastern Alberta. In Alberta it has been found along the Red Deer River north of Jenner and the South Saskatchewan River south of Empress.

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"Species Details - Lacinipolia naevia, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5332. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Hadeninae Genus Lacinipolia Species Lacinipolia naevia
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