Species Details

Hypocoena inquinata

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Common NameSordid Wainscot IdentificationA small (2.0-2.8 cm wingspan) robust furry stubby-winged noctuid moth. The forewings are light yellow brown or beige, dusted with darker scales. The antemedian and postmedian line are uncompelled marked by a line of black dots or short streaks between the veins. The amount of black scaling varies in specimens and often forms a dark line along the fold. Veins lined with paler scales and standing out against the darker ground. Hindwings paler than forewings, dusted with light grey mainly on the outer half, and with veins contrasting with the ground as in the forewings. Occasional specimens are entirely suffused with dark scales on the forewings. The small size, pale color and stubby appearance will help separate inquinata it from similar species.

Scientific Name Hypocoena inquinata Common Name Sordid Wainscot Habitat
In Alberta it occurs throughout much of the boreal forest, parklands and foothills region, but is apparently absent in most of the grasslands region. It frequents wetland edges and mesic meadows, flooded ditches,…
In Alberta it occurs throughout much of the boreal forest, parklands and foothills region, but is apparently absent in most of the grasslands region. It frequents wetland edges and mesic meadows, flooded ditches, sedge meadows and fens.
Identification
A small (2.0-2.8 cm wingspan) robust furry stubby-winged noctuid moth. The forewings are light yellow brown or beige, dusted with darker scales. The antemedian and postmedian line are uncompelled marked by a line of…
A small (2.0-2.8 cm wingspan) robust furry stubby-winged noctuid moth. The forewings are light yellow brown or beige, dusted with darker scales. The antemedian and postmedian line are uncompelled marked by a line of black dots or short streaks between the veins. The amount of black scaling varies in specimens and often forms a dark line along the fold. Veins lined with paler scales and standing out against the darker ground. Hindwings paler than forewings, dusted with light grey mainly on the outer half, and with veins contrasting with the ground as in the forewings. Occasional specimens are entirely suffused with dark scales on the forewings. The small size, pale color and stubby appearance will help separate inquinata it from similar species.
Life History Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single annual brood, which flies in July and the first half of August. The larvae are known to bore in the stems of sedge (Carex species). Range Across Canada from NFLD to BC, south in the east to Connecticut and Ohio and in the west to Colorado.

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"Species Details - Hypocoena inquinata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6127. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 32 specimens of this Species.

32 results plotted on map in 16 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM129057 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected2002-08-10

UASM129058 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Clayhurst Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-07-11

UASM129059 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-11

UASM129060 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-11

UASM129061 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-11

UASM129062 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-11

UASM129063 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-07-12

UASM129064 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-07-12

UASM129065 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-07-12

UASM129066 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Nicola Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-01

UASM129067 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Nicola Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-01

UASM129068 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Marmot Basin Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-07-28

UASM129069 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Marmot Basin Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-07-28

UASM129070 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Marmot Basin Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-07-28

UASM129071 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Marmot Basin Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-07-28

UASM129072 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Manitoba, Spirit Dunes Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Lafontaine Date Collected2003-07-20

UASM129073 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Michigan, Chippewa county, Drummond Island Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Lafontaine Date Collected2003-07-31

UASM129074 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-02

UASM129075 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Long Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-07-20

UASM129076 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Long Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-07-20

UASM129077 - Hypocoena inquinata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Long Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-08-07

Adult Seasonal Distribution