Species Details

Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

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Common NameHair-pin Dart SeasonalityThere is a single annual brood, with adults on the wing in July and early August, peaking in mid July. IdentificationA medium-size moth (approx. 3.5 - 3.7 cm wingspan) with dull black forewings with a straight narrow pale yellow antemedian and curved postmedian lines. The small oblong orbicular spot and larger reniform spot are partially outlined with a fine line of light yellow scales. The cell before and between the two spots is jet black. Hindwings dirty white with a yellow tint, suffused with grey scales and with a dark discal mark and narrow black terminal line. Sexes similar, but male antennae setose, female simple. Smaller than P. bicarneaa and black, not dark brown, without the pale pink or yellow patches of scales in the basal area and on the costa beyond the reniform. Adults and the genitalia of both sexes are illustrated by Lafontaine (1998).

Scientific Name Pseudohermonassa tenuicula Common Name Hair-pin Dart Habitat Found in open wooded areas, meadows and edges. Seasonality There is a single annual brood, with adults on the wing in July and early August, peaking in mid July. Identification
A medium-size moth (approx. 3.5 - 3.7 cm wingspan) with dull black forewings with a straight narrow pale yellow antemedian and curved postmedian lines. The small oblong orbicular spot and larger reniform spot are…
A medium-size moth (approx. 3.5 - 3.7 cm wingspan) with dull black forewings with a straight narrow pale yellow antemedian and curved postmedian lines. The small oblong orbicular spot and larger reniform spot are partially outlined with a fine line of light yellow scales. The cell before and between the two spots is jet black. Hindwings dirty white with a yellow tint, suffused with grey scales and with a dark discal mark and narrow black terminal line. Sexes similar, but male antennae setose, female simple. Smaller than P. bicarneaa and black, not dark brown, without the pale pink or yellow patches of scales in the basal area and on the costa beyond the reniform. Adults and the genitalia of both sexes are illustrated by Lafontaine (1998).
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. The larva is described by Lafontaine (1998), and is illustrated by McCabe (1991). Diet Info The natural hostplants are unknown, but it has been reared in the laboratory on the grass Glyceria maxima (Hartm.) Holmb. Range
Primarily an eastern species, ranging west the eastern border of BC, north to the NWT and James Bay, south in the east to OH and MD, and in the west south in the mountains to CO. In Alberta collected mainly in the…
Primarily an eastern species, ranging west the eastern border of BC, north to the NWT and James Bay, south in the east to OH and MD, and in the west south in the mountains to CO. In Alberta collected mainly in the Aspen parklands, foothills and mountains.
Notes The Hair-pin Dart is widespread in the southern half of Alberta, but is rarely common. The illustrated specimen is from the mountains just north west of Nordegg.

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Specimen Information

There are 141 specimens of this Species.

141 results plotted on map in 54 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

BIRD22505 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-07-13

BIRD22506 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-07-20

BIRD22507 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-07-25

BIRD22508 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-08-10

BIRD32174 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-22

BIRD32175 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-22

BIRD32176 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-26

BIRD32177 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-26

BIRD32178 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-29

BIRD32179 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-29

UASM210033 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1999-07-20

UASM210034 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Wagner Natural Area Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1998-07-11

UASM210035 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByAnweiler Date Collected1993-06-12

UASM210036 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1995-07-20

UASM210037 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1950-07-26

UASM210038 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Brown Creek Recreation Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1999-08-06/1999-08-08

UASM210039 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dunvegan Provincial Park Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected2002-08-07

UASM210040 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Castor Collected ByAnweiler Date Collected1997-08-02

UASM108796 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Manitoba, Spirit Dunes Collected ByLafontaine; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2003-07-21

UASM108797 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Manitoba, Spirit Dunes Collected ByLafontaine; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2003-07-21

UASM108798 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Manitoba, Spirit Dunes Collected ByLafontaine; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2003-07-21

Adult Seasonal Distribution