Species Details

Trichordestra rugosa

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Common NameWrinkled Trichordestra SeasonalityThe Alberta specimens were collected on June 20, 2002. IdentificationA stocky medium-size purple-grey and maroon moth. There are black markings before the orbicular, between the orbicular and reniform and below the reniform, and a prominent, wedge shaped, black claviform spot. No W-mark on the subterminal line, instead a series or 3 or more small prominent dark spots, which are diagnostic. Hindwings fuscous with a prominent discal cresent and a broad black terminal band. See also T. tacoma and T. legitima.

Scientific Name Trichordestra rugosa Common Name Wrinkled Trichordestra Seasonality The Alberta specimens were collected on June 20, 2002. Identification
A stocky medium-size purple-grey and maroon moth. There are black markings before the orbicular, between the orbicular and reniform and below the reniform, and a prominent, wedge shaped, black claviform spot. No…
A stocky medium-size purple-grey and maroon moth. There are black markings before the orbicular, between the orbicular and reniform and below the reniform, and a prominent, wedge shaped, black claviform spot. No W-mark on the subterminal line, instead a series or 3 or more small prominent dark spots, which are diagnostic. Hindwings fuscous with a prominent discal cresent and a broad black terminal band. See also T. tacoma and T. legitima.
Life History According to Handfield (1999), females are diurnal and visit flowers during the day, whereas the males are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single annual brood. Conservation Rare & local. Diet Info The only reported hostplant appears to Pyrus melanocarpa (Handfield, op. cit.). Range An eastern species, recorded from Newfoundland west to central Alberta where it has been found in single bog-fen complex near Ft. Assiniboine.

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"Trichordestra rugosa, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6207. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Hadeninae Genus Trichordestra Species Trichordestra rugosa
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