Species Details

Scopula luteolata

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SeasonalityAlberta records are from mid June to late July. IdentificationA small (23–26 mm wingspan) yellow-brown moth, with darker grey-brown median and postmedian lines. Medial line wider and less well-defined, postmedian line narrow and darker. Area between postmedian line and outer margin with several indistinct darker bands and lines. Discal dots absent or, if present, nearly obsolete. Hairbrush present on metathoracic tibia of male. The male and female genitalia are described and illustrated (as Scopula subfuscata) by McGuffin (1967)

Scientific Name Scopula luteolata Seasonality Alberta records are from mid June to late July. Identification
A small (23–26 mm wingspan) yellow-brown moth, with darker grey-brown median and postmedian lines. Medial line wider and less well-defined, postmedian line narrow and darker. Area between postmedian line and outer…
A small (23–26 mm wingspan) yellow-brown moth, with darker grey-brown median and postmedian lines. Medial line wider and less well-defined, postmedian line narrow and darker. Area between postmedian line and outer margin with several indistinct darker bands and lines. Discal dots absent or, if present, nearly obsolete. Hairbrush present on metathoracic tibia of male. The male and female genitalia are described and illustrated (as Scopula subfuscata) by McGuffin (1967)
Life History Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single annual brood. Conservation At the edge of its range in southwestern Alberta, but no obvious reasons for any concern. Range A western species, occurring from the mountains of southwestern Alberta, north to Banff and west to Vancouver Island.

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"Scopula luteolata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6108. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Sterrhinae Tribe Scopulini Genus Scopula Species Scopula luteolata
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