Species Details

Loxostege sticticalis

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Common NameBeet Webworm Moth SeasonalityMay to August. IdentificationGround color grayish brown, forewings above with a whitish discal spot and a yellowish ST stripe, hind wings above grayish brown with a thin yellowish ST line and a yellowish PM line. Wingspan 22-24 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Somewhat similar to L. cereralis and L. commixtalis, but smaller and upperside of the forewings without black streaking and wedges, and with a yellowish ST stripe that is distinctly expanded near vein R1.

Scientific Name Loxostege sticticalis Common Name Beet Webworm Moth Habitat Widespread throughout aspen parkland and prairie areas. Seasonality May to August. Identification
Ground color grayish brown, forewings above with a whitish discal spot and a yellowish ST stripe, hind wings above grayish brown with a thin yellowish ST line and a yellowish PM line. Wingspan 22-24 mm. The genitalia…
Ground color grayish brown, forewings above with a whitish discal spot and a yellowish ST stripe, hind wings above grayish brown with a thin yellowish ST line and a yellowish PM line. Wingspan 22-24 mm. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Somewhat similar to L. cereralis and L. commixtalis, but smaller and upperside of the forewings without black streaking and wedges, and with a yellowish ST stripe that is distinctly expanded near vein R1.
Life History The larvae pass the winter in silk-lined cells in loose soil (Bird 1961). The moths are both diurnal and nocturnal and come to light. Conservation Very common, of no concern. Diet Info
The larvae feed on many of the broad-leaved weeds, particularly Chenopodium album (lamb's-quarters), but also attack flax, sugar beets, sunflowers and many garden plants. In the aspen parkland, numbers increased with…
The larvae feed on many of the broad-leaved weeds, particularly Chenopodium album (lamb's-quarters), but also attack flax, sugar beets, sunflowers and many garden plants. In the aspen parkland, numbers increased with the advent of agriculture in the 1900-1920 period (Bird 1961).
Range
Widely distributed throughout the Nearctic and Palaearctic regions. In North America, across Canada, north into the Northwest Territories and the Yukon, south to Arizona (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is Uppsala,…
Widely distributed throughout the Nearctic and Palaearctic regions. In North America, across Canada, north into the Northwest Territories and the Yukon, south to Arizona (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is Uppsala, Sweden. Reported from Areas 2-8 (Prairie and Aspen Parkland), 10 (Edmonton), 15 (Peace River) and 18 (Waterton) in Alberta by Bowman (1951). Also known from Big Knife Provincial Park, Bindloss, the Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, the J.J. Collett Natural Area, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Dunvegan, East Arrowwood Coulee, Erskine, Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, Lost River, Lowden Springs Conservation Area, Max Lake, Medicine Lake Recreation Area, Nevis, Pine Lake, Red Deer, Rochon Sands Provincial Park, Steveville and Winfield.
Loxostege sticticalis
Loxostege sticticalis

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"Species Details - Loxostege sticticalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6243. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Authorship

Name Bird, C. D.
Role species page author
Date 2008

References

Specimen Information

There are 154 specimens of this Species.

154 results plotted on map in 59 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

BIRD21504 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-22

BIRD21505 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-22

BIRD21506 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-26

BIRD21507 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-06

BIRD21508 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-10

BIRD21509 - Loxostege sticticalis

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

BIRD21510 - Loxostege sticticalis

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

BIRD21511 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lowden Springs Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-31

BIRD21512 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-08-15

BIRD21513 - Loxostege sticticalis

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

BIRD21514 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-08-31

BIRD21515 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Delburne Collected ByPotter, J. Date Collected2005-05-29

BIRD21516 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-01

BIRD21517 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-01

BIRD21518 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-03

BIRD21519 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lowden Springs Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-09

BIRD21520 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-16

BIRD21521 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-16

BIRD21522 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-16

BIRD21523 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-19

BIRD21524 - Loxostege sticticalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-19

Adult Seasonal Distribution