Species Details

Semioscopis inornata

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Common NameDull Flatbody Moth SeasonalityCan be found flying from early April through to the end of May (Hodges 1974) with one generation occurring each year. IdentificationSemioscopis inornata has bluish-gray forewings that distinguish it from other brown winged Semioscopis species (Hodges 1974). The forewing of some specimens may have darker or yellow-brown scales (Hodges 1974). A black, convex band in forewing discal cell region may or may not be present (Hodges 1974). Typically, two black dots are evident in the basal forewing region and flanked posteriorly by a faint, curved line (Hodges 1974). Forewing length is between 10.5 to 15.0 mm (Hodges 1974). Female inornata have a distinctively long ductus bursae, while the male sacculus is approximately parallel to the valva costal margin (Hodges 1974).

Scientific Name Semioscopis inornata Common Name Dull Flatbody Moth Habitat Encountered in deciduous, particularly aspen, and mixed wood forests (Hodges 1974). In Alberta, moths have been caught in locations bordered by the prairie and boreal plains. Seasonality Can be found flying from early April through to the end of May (Hodges 1974) with one generation occurring each year. Identification
Semioscopis inornata has bluish-gray forewings that distinguish it from other brown winged Semioscopis species (Hodges 1974). The forewing of some specimens may have darker or yellow-brown scales (Hodges 1974). A…
Semioscopis inornata has bluish-gray forewings that distinguish it from other brown winged Semioscopis species (Hodges 1974). The forewing of some specimens may have darker or yellow-brown scales (Hodges 1974). A black, convex band in forewing discal cell region may or may not be present (Hodges 1974). Typically, two black dots are evident in the basal forewing region and flanked posteriorly by a faint, curved line (Hodges 1974). Forewing length is between 10.5 to 15.0 mm (Hodges 1974). Female inornata have a distinctively long ductus bursae, while the male sacculus is approximately parallel to the valva costal margin (Hodges 1974).
Life History Larvae are leafrollers and occur in June and July (Hodges 1974). Although not reported pupation likely occurs in the ground and is the overwintering life stage (Hodges 1974). Conservation Due to the widespread distribution of this species, conservation is likely not of concern. Diet Info Larvae are known to feed on trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides), largetooth apsen (Populus grandidentata), willows (Salix spp.) and balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera) (Prentice 1965). Range Occurs throughout Canada and northern United States (approximately following the 40° N parallel) (Hodges 1974).

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"Species Details - Semioscopis inornata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6249. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 80 specimens of this Species.

80 results plotted on map in 15 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM48753 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-04-10

UASM48754 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1949-04-14

UASM48755 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-04-20

UASM48756 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-04-25

UASM48757 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-04-25

UASM48758 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-04-20

UASM48759 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1924-04-26

UASM48760 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-04-25

UASM48761 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1936-04-29

UASM48762 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1933-04-26

UASM48763 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-04-25

UASM48764 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-05-03

UASM48765 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-05-11

JD0280 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Schmidt, C. Date Collected2006-05-18

JD0310 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Schmidt, C. Date Collected2006-05-18

JD2105 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kootenay Plains ER Ecological Reserve Collected ByDombroskie, J. J. Date Collected2007-05-30

BIRD34726 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2011-05-07

BIRD35443 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2012-05-12

BIRD35444 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2012-05-12

BIRD36283 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-04-24

BIRD36284 - Semioscopis inornata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-05-04

Adult Seasonal Distribution