Species Details

Lithophane adipel

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IdentificationA medium-size, long-winged moth with dark grey-black FW and pinkish grey HW. FW markings indistinct, darker than ground, and often with median band darker. HW slightly darker toward margin and along veins, and with a lerge discal spot. Male valves lacking the corona, cucullus and digitus.

Scientific Name Lithophane adipel Habitat Boreal forest. Identification
A medium-size, long-winged moth with dark grey-black FW and pinkish grey HW. FW markings indistinct, darker than ground, and often with median band darker. HW slightly darker toward margin and along veins, and with a…
A medium-size, long-winged moth with dark grey-black FW and pinkish grey HW. FW markings indistinct, darker than ground, and often with median band darker. HW slightly darker toward margin and along veins, and with a lerge discal spot. Male valves lacking the corona, cucullus and digitus.
Diet Info By Association, jackpine (Pinus )Red Pine and Jack pine, probably other pines as well. In AB found associated with Jack pine. Range Eastern boreal; from the maritime provinces and northeastern states west across the southern boreal forest zone to central AB. In Alberta taken only in the Redwater sands. Notes
Apparently a rare or uncommon species in the west, it has been taken twice in Saskatchewan, and recently at one site in Alberta. Prentice et al (1962) list Cherryville BC as well, but lepida is not included on a…
Apparently a rare or uncommon species in the west, it has been taken twice in Saskatchewan, and recently at one site in Alberta. Prentice et al (1962) list Cherryville BC as well, but lepida is not included on a recent list of BC moths prepared by Troubridge and Lafontaine (1999) and the specimen was probably misidentified. Lepidaa is unusual among our Lithophane in having the pinkish HW; in this character it resembles L. vanduzeezi of western NA.

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"Lithophane adipel, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6080. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Cuculliinae Genus Lithophane Species Lithophane adipel
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