Species Details

Loxostege lepidalis

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SeasonalityJune to August. IdentificationWingspan around 26 mm. Ground color of fore and hind wings whitish with gray areas, and checkered terminal lines. Forewings with strong yellowish-buff along costa and termen, cell patch pale buff, reniform and orbicular spots small, lunular and round respectively. Genitalia described by Munroe (1976). The strong contrasting coloration of the forewings of this species easily separates it from other Loxostege prairie species, except for L. indentalis which is larger and has less contrasting white and gray forewing markings.

Scientific Name Loxostege lepidalis Habitat Prairies; badlands. Seasonality June to August. Identification
Wingspan around 26 mm. Ground color of fore and hind wings whitish with gray areas, and checkered terminal lines. Forewings with strong yellowish-buff along costa and termen, cell patch pale buff, reniform and…
Wingspan around 26 mm. Ground color of fore and hind wings whitish with gray areas, and checkered terminal lines. Forewings with strong yellowish-buff along costa and termen, cell patch pale buff, reniform and orbicular spots small, lunular and round respectively. Genitalia described by Munroe (1976). The strong contrasting coloration of the forewings of this species easily separates it from other Loxostege prairie species, except for L. indentalis which is larger and has less contrasting white and gray forewing markings.
Life History Unknown. Crepuscular and nocturnal; comes to light. Conservation Uncommon. Diet Info Unknown. Range
Alberta prairies south to Wyoming, Washington, California and New Mexico (Munroe 1976). Type Locality Colorado. Not reported from Alberta by Bowman (1951). In Alberta, known from Big Knife Provincial Park and the Red…
Alberta prairies south to Wyoming, Washington, California and New Mexico (Munroe 1976). Type Locality Colorado. Not reported from Alberta by Bowman (1951). In Alberta, known from Big Knife Provincial Park and the Red Deer River valley north of Jenner.

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"Loxostege lepidalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6242. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Pyraustinae Genus Loxostege Species Loxostege lepidalis
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