Species Details

Scopula frigidaria

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SeasonalityAlberta collections from mid June through the end of July. IdentificationFrigidaria is one of the more poorly marked of the grey-brown Scopula species in Alberta. They are small (1.8-2.6 cm wingspan) light grey-brown moths, heavily dusted with darker brown scales. Markings are more or less confined to narrow poorly defined antemedian, median and somewhat better defined postmedian lines. The postmedian line bulges slightly outward midway across the hindwings. Discal dots are absent or nearly obsolete. The collar and frons are partially clothed with white scales, a character that will separate it from similar S. inductata. Male and female genitalia are described and illustrated by McGuffin (1967).

Scientific Name Scopula frigidaria Habitat Mesic woodland, shrub edges and clearings. Seasonality Alberta collections from mid June through the end of July. Identification
Frigidaria is one of the more poorly marked of the grey-brown Scopula species in Alberta. They are small (1.8-2.6 cm wingspan) light grey-brown moths, heavily dusted with darker brown scales. Markings are more or less…
Frigidaria is one of the more poorly marked of the grey-brown Scopula species in Alberta. They are small (1.8-2.6 cm wingspan) light grey-brown moths, heavily dusted with darker brown scales. Markings are more or less confined to narrow poorly defined antemedian, median and somewhat better defined postmedian lines. The postmedian line bulges slightly outward midway across the hindwings. Discal dots are absent or nearly obsolete. The collar and frons are partially clothed with white scales, a character that will separate it from similar S. inductata. Male and female genitalia are described and illustrated by McGuffin (1967).
Life History Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single annual brood. Conservation A fairly uncommon widespread species; no concerns. Range
Holarctic. In North America it occurs across the boreal forest region, from Alaska across the Territories and Nunavit to Newfoundland, and in the mountains south to southern Wisconsin, Alberta and BC. In Alberta it…
Holarctic. In North America it occurs across the boreal forest region, from Alaska across the Territories and Nunavit to Newfoundland, and in the mountains south to southern Wisconsin, Alberta and BC. In Alberta it has been collected along the southern edge of the boreal forest and in the foothills and mountains, although it undoubtedly also occurs throughout the northern half of the province.

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"Species Details - Scopula frigidaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6104. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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Specimen Information

There are 72 specimens of this Species.

72 results plotted on map in 41 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

BIRD16513 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-08

BIRD16514 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-08

BIRD16515 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-08

BIRD16516 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-26

UASM59204 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Yukon Territory, Asi Keyi Special Management Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2006-07-18

UASM59260 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Yukon Territory, Asi Keyi Special Management Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2006-07-19

BIRD17529 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-06-19

BIRD20570 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-09-02

UASM95866 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Macaulay, S. H. Date Collected2003-07-07

UASM95867 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByBooth, C. Date Collected2003-07-08

UASM95868 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Macaulay, S. H. Date Collected2003-07-08

UASM95869 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Macaulay, S. H. Date Collected2003-07-10

UASM99377 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Battle Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-07-01

UASM103615 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Willmore Wilderness Park Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Hilchie, G. Date Collected2007-07-16

BIRD31310 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rimbey Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-11

BIRD31311 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rimbey Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-12

UASM187716 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Dunne, S. Date Collected2003-07-09

UASM187717 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Johnson, T. Date Collected2003-07-10

UASM187718 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Johnson, T. Date Collected2003-07-10

UASM187719 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park Collected ByMacaulay, D.; Dunne, S. Date Collected2003-07-11

UASM187720 - Scopula frigidaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hythe Collected BySperling, F. Date Collected1998-07-02

Adult Seasonal Distribution