Species Details

Choristostigma plumbosignalis

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SeasonalityLate June to the end of August IdentificationA smaller moth having a wingspan of around 20 mm. The forewings above are quite pretty, being sulphur yellow with a light purplish Y overlaid with lead colored scales. The hind wings are off white in color, slightly tinged with yellow on the outer margin. The projecting labial palps are characteristic of the Pyralidae sens lat. Described by Charles Henry Fernald (1838-1921), Professor of Zoology at Massachusetts Agricultural College, in 1888 as Botis plumbosignalis on the basis of Colorado material.

Scientific Name Choristostigma plumbosignalis Seasonality Late June to the end of August Identification
A smaller moth having a wingspan of around 20 mm. The forewings above are quite pretty, being sulphur yellow with a light purplish Y overlaid with lead colored scales. The hind wings are off white in color, slightly…
A smaller moth having a wingspan of around 20 mm. The forewings above are quite pretty, being sulphur yellow with a light purplish Y overlaid with lead colored scales. The hind wings are off white in color, slightly tinged with yellow on the outer margin. The projecting labial palps are characteristic of the Pyralidae sens lat. Described by Charles Henry Fernald (1838-1921), Professor of Zoology at Massachusetts Agricultural College, in 1888 as Botis plumbosignalis on the basis of Colorado material.
Life History Early stages unknown. Adults come to light. Conservation Uncommon, but of no concern. Diet Info Unknown Range
A western North American species known from Alberta and British Columbia in the north to Arizona in the south. Clifford Ferris (pers. com.) has specimens in his collection from Idaho, New Mexico, South Dakota,…
A western North American species known from Alberta and British Columbia in the north to Arizona in the south. Clifford Ferris (pers. com.) has specimens in his collection from Idaho, New Mexico, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. In Alberta, it was first reported (from the Red Deer and Edmonton areas) by Bowman (1951), next by Pohl et al. (2006) from the Lac La Biche area. Also known in the province from the Foothills Forest, lower areas in the mountains and the southern part of the Boreal Forest.

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"Choristostigma plumbosignalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6260. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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