Species Details

Spartiniphaga inops

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IdentificationA medium-small (2.5-3.0 cm wingspan) moth with rather smooth appearing grey-brown or grayish pink moth. The forewing markings consist of a thin dark partial antemedian line, a thin curving postmedian line, lightly scalloped at the veins, and an even pale subterminal line. The ground color shades slightly darker toward the outer margin and fringe. The most prominent marking is round or oblong dark spot formed by the lower half of the reniform spot. The hindwings are paler, with indistinct narrow median and postmedian lines and discal bar. Antennae simple and sexes similar. The illustrated specimens are from the Edgerton area.

Scientific Name Spartiniphaga inops Habitat grasslands region, salt marshes, wetlands and wet prairie Identification
A medium-small (2.5-3.0 cm wingspan) moth with rather smooth appearing grey-brown or grayish pink moth. The forewing markings consist of a thin dark partial antemedian line, a thin curving postmedian line, lightly…
A medium-small (2.5-3.0 cm wingspan) moth with rather smooth appearing grey-brown or grayish pink moth. The forewing markings consist of a thin dark partial antemedian line, a thin curving postmedian line, lightly scalloped at the veins, and an even pale subterminal line. The ground color shades slightly darker toward the outer margin and fringe. The most prominent marking is round or oblong dark spot formed by the lower half of the reniform spot. The hindwings are paler, with indistinct narrow median and postmedian lines and discal bar. Antennae simple and sexes similar. The illustrated specimens are from the Edgerton area.
Life History
Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There appears to be a single annual brood in Alberta, with adults flying in August through early September. The larvae live as borers in the stems of the…
Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There appears to be a single annual brood in Alberta, with adults flying in August through early September. The larvae live as borers in the stems of the hostplant. The only reported larval hostplant is cordgrass (Spartina sp.)(Forbes, 1954). Alkali cordgrass (S. gracilis) is a possible Alberta host.
Range
Nova Scotia to Alberta, south to Massachusetts, Ohio and Iowa. In Alberta found throughout the grasslands region, north to Edgerton and west to Calgary. In Quebec inops is found associated with salt marshes, while in…
Nova Scotia to Alberta, south to Massachusetts, Ohio and Iowa. In Alberta found throughout the grasslands region, north to Edgerton and west to Calgary. In Quebec inops is found associated with salt marshes, while in Ohio it is found in wetlands and wet prairie.
Spartiniphaga inops
Spartiniphaga inops

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"Species Details - Spartiniphaga inops, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6112. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2007

References

Specimen Information

There are 47 specimens of this Species.

47 results plotted on map in 7 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM14666 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-08-05

UASM14688 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Medicine Hat Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1942-08-27

UASM24344 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-09-05

UASM34693 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2003-08-06/2003-09-07

UASM58976 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bindloss Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2005-09-03

UASM129299 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129300 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129301 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129302 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129303 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129304 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129305 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129306 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129307 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129308 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129309 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129310 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129311 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129312 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129313 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM129314 - Spartiniphaga inops

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

Adult Seasonal Distribution