Species Details

Dolichomia thymetusalis

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Common NamePaler Dolichomia Moth SeasonalityJuly. IdentificationA rose to violet colored pyralid moth with AM and PM lines enlarged into triangular, yellow costal patches. Wingspan 22 mm. There is a narrow, yellow fringe. Similar to Hypsopygia costalis and Dolichomia olinalis. Distinguished from the former which has a 13-18 mm wingspan and a wide, yellow fringe; and from the latter which has a darker ground color and has a violet fringe.

Scientific Name Dolichomia thymetusalis Common Name Paler Dolichomia Moth Habitat Wooded areas. Seasonality July. Identification
A rose to violet colored pyralid moth with AM and PM lines enlarged into triangular, yellow costal patches. Wingspan 22 mm. There is a narrow, yellow fringe. Similar to Hypsopygia costalis and Dolichomia olinalis.…
A rose to violet colored pyralid moth with AM and PM lines enlarged into triangular, yellow costal patches. Wingspan 22 mm. There is a narrow, yellow fringe. Similar to Hypsopygia costalis and Dolichomia olinalis. Distinguished from the former which has a 13-18 mm wingspan and a wide, yellow fringe; and from the latter which has a darker ground color and has a violet fringe.
Life History A solitary leaf roller (Prentice 1965). Conservation Rare in Alberta, but probably of no concern. Diet Info Primarily spruce (Prentice 1965). Range
A North American species known primarily from the northeastern United States and adjoining Canada west to British Columbia. Prentice et al. (1965) mapped its Canadian distribution. Reported in Alberta from Area 10…
A North American species known primarily from the northeastern United States and adjoining Canada west to British Columbia. Prentice et al. (1965) mapped its Canadian distribution. Reported in Alberta from Area 10 (Edmonton) by Bowman (1951) as Herculia thymetusalis. It has since been found in a number of other locations.

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"Dolichomia thymetusalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6235. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Pyralidae Subfamily Pyralinae Genus Dolichomia Species Dolichomia thymetusalis
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