Species Details

Pyrausta signatalis

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SeasonalityLate June to mid July. IdentificationA pretty moth with bright pink or purplish forewings and a wingspan of 18-22 mm. The forewings above have narrow, jagged, white AM and PM lines, and there is a white discal spot. The hind wings above are light brown and have a weak PM line. The labial palps point forward. The genitalia are described in Munroe (1976).

Scientific Name Pyrausta signatalis Habitat Areas of native Aspen Parkland and grassland coulees where Monarda fistulosa occurs. Seasonality Late June to mid July. Identification
A pretty moth with bright pink or purplish forewings and a wingspan of 18-22 mm. The forewings above have narrow, jagged, white AM and PM lines, and there is a white discal spot. The hind wings above are light brown…
A pretty moth with bright pink or purplish forewings and a wingspan of 18-22 mm. The forewings above have narrow, jagged, white AM and PM lines, and there is a white discal spot. The hind wings above are light brown and have a weak PM line. The labial palps point forward. The genitalia are described in Munroe (1976).
Life History Details unknown. Adults come to light. Conservation Uncommon due to habitat loss from agriculture. Diet Info The larvae feed on species of Monarda (Munroe 1976). Monarda fistulosa occurs in Alberta. Range
Known from Ontario west to British Columbia, south to Texas and the Carolinas (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is simply given at North America. In Alberta, it has been reported from Areas 1 (Cypress Hills), 6 and 18…
Known from Ontario west to British Columbia, south to Texas and the Carolinas (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is simply given at North America. In Alberta, it has been reported from Areas 1 (Cypress Hills), 6 and 18 (Waterton) by Bowman (1951). It is also known from Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, the Lowden Springs Conservation Area, Nevis, Red Deer, and Taber.

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"Pyrausta signatalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6268. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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