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.

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"Species Details - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6197. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Authorship

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

References

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.

UASM108799 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-20

UASM108800 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, York county Collected ByWebster, R. P. Date Collected2001-08-02

UASM108801 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Pavilion Mountain Collected ByHensel; Troubridge Date Collected2000-07-30

UASM108802 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-07-20

UASM108803 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM108804 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM108805 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM108806 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM108807 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM108808 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM108809 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-06-29

UASM108810 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByAnweiler; Troubridge Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM108811 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Willow Creek Provincial Park Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-07-25

UASM108812 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Mount Baldy Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-07-26

UASM108813 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Mount Baldy Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-07-26

UASM108814 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Mount Baldy Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-07-26

UASM108815 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Coal Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2001-07-27

UASM108816 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Coal Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2001-07-27

UASM108817 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM108818 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM108819 - Pseudohermonassa tenuicula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

Adult Seasonal Distribution