Species Details

Idia lubricalis

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Common NameGlossy Black Idia SeasonalityAdults are on the wing in Alberta in July and August. IdentificationA small (2.4-3.2 cm. wingspan) dull blackish brown with a glossy sheen. Both the forewings and the hindwings are crossed by a series of ill-defined jagged whitish lines. The hindwings are only slightly paler brown than the forewings, and are crossed by the same pale lines. The much larger, paler and broader-winged Idia occidentalis was until recently treated as a subspecies of lubricalis.

Scientific Name Idia lubricalis Common Name Glossy Black Idia Habitat Dry shrubby and wooded areas; badlands shrub. Seasonality Adults are on the wing in Alberta in July and August. Identification
A small (2.4-3.2 cm. wingspan) dull blackish brown with a glossy sheen. Both the forewings and the hindwings are crossed by a series of ill-defined jagged whitish lines. The hindwings are only slightly paler brown…
A small (2.4-3.2 cm. wingspan) dull blackish brown with a glossy sheen. Both the forewings and the hindwings are crossed by a series of ill-defined jagged whitish lines. The hindwings are only slightly paler brown than the forewings, and are crossed by the same pale lines. The much larger, paler and broader-winged Idia occidentalis was until recently treated as a subspecies of lubricalis.
Life History Adults come to both lights and sugar baits. Conservation Uncommon but widespread; no concerns. Diet Info Like other members of the genus, they feed on fungi and decaying plant material rather than on living vascular plant tissue. Range
Across southern Canada, west across central Saskatchewan and Alberta to southwestern BC, south.In Alberta, lubricalis has been collected in dry habitats south of the boreal forest, south to Scandia and Dinosaur…
Across southern Canada, west across central Saskatchewan and Alberta to southwestern BC, south.In Alberta, lubricalis has been collected in dry habitats south of the boreal forest, south to Scandia and Dinosaur Provincial Park.

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"Species Details - Idia lubricalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-621. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2002

References

Specimen Information

There are 49 specimens of this Species.

49 results plotted on map in 23 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM19983 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Provincial Recreational Area Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected2001-08-20/2001-08-21

UASM2455 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Recreational Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2001-08-05

UASM2456 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Recreational Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2001-08-05

UASM24684 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-08-02

UASM41903 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM41904 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1996-08-18

UASM41888 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Scandia Collected ByVirostek, J. F. Date Collected1956-07-14

UASM41889 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Collected BySchmidt, B. C.; Anweiler, G. G. Date Collected2001-07-01

UASM58181 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-08-11

UASM58182 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-08-11

UASM58183 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-08-11

UASM58184 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-08-11

UASM58185 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2004-08-11

BIRD5114 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected2000-07-08/2000-07-09

BIRD5115 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-08-09

BIRD5116 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-08-09

BIRD5117 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-09-10

BIRD5118 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-09-10

BIRD5119 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-18

BIRD5120 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-08-15

BIRD20788 - Idia lubricalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-07-04

Adult Seasonal Distribution