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Anania funebris

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Common NameWhite-Spotted Sable Moth SeasonalityJune to mid July. IdentificationAn easily recognized, diurnal, black and white micromoth. It has a wingspan of 20-21 mm, two large, white spots on each wing and an abdomen with white stripes. It also has a small white patch above the large, white patches on the forewings. Quite similar to the macromoth Alypia langtoni, The Eight-spotted Forester, which, however, is larger (wingspan 30 mm), has larger yellow patches (tegulae) on the thorax beside the wings, lacks the small patch on the forewings and the white stripes on the abdomen, and whose larvae feed on Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium).

Scientific Name Anania funebris Common Name White-Spotted Sable Moth Seasonality June to mid July. Identification
An easily recognized, diurnal, black and white micromoth. It has a wingspan of 20-21 mm, two large, white spots on each wing and an abdomen with white stripes. It also has a small white patch above the large, white…
An easily recognized, diurnal, black and white micromoth. It has a wingspan of 20-21 mm, two large, white spots on each wing and an abdomen with white stripes. It also has a small white patch above the large, white patches on the forewings. Quite similar to the macromoth Alypia langtoni, The Eight-spotted Forester, which, however, is larger (wingspan 30 mm), has larger yellow patches (tegulae) on the thorax beside the wings, lacks the small patch on the forewings and the white stripes on the abdomen, and whose larvae feed on Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium).
Life History Larva light yellow-green, with yellowish head; living on the underside of the basal leaves of Solidago (Forbes 1923). Adults are diurnal. Conservation Never common, but probably of no concern. Diet Info Goldenrod (Solidago) (Forbes 1923). Range
Holarctic, the North American species being Anania funebris glomeralis (Wlk.). Across Canada, north to Fort Smith and Fort Simpson in the Northwest Territories, south to North Carolina and Coloradi (Munroe 1976).…
Holarctic, the North American species being Anania funebris glomeralis (Wlk.). Across Canada, north to Fort Smith and Fort Simpson in the Northwest Territories, south to North Carolina and Coloradi (Munroe 1976). Listed in Alberta from Areas 6-8, 10, 18 and 20 by Bowman (1951) as Pyrausta funebris.

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"Anania funebris, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5998. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Pyraustinae Genus Anania Species Anania funebris
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