Species Details

Perispasta caeculalis

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Common NameTitian Peale's Pyralid Moth SeasonalityJune to mid July IdentificationWingspan 16-18 mm. An easily recognized, little, dark brown moth with wide forewings, strongly arched costa, falcate apex and a white discal bar. There is a thin, black, arcuate PM line on both fore and hind wings above. The hind wing fringe is white, while it is dark on the lower half of the forewings, then white, and then black at the apex. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Unlike any other Alberta micromoth.

Scientific Name Perispasta caeculalis Common Name Titian Peale's Pyralid Moth Habitat Woods in the Aspen Parkland. Seasonality June to mid July Identification
Wingspan 16-18 mm. An easily recognized, little, dark brown moth with wide forewings, strongly arched costa, falcate apex and a white discal bar. There is a thin, black, arcuate PM line on both fore and hind wings…
Wingspan 16-18 mm. An easily recognized, little, dark brown moth with wide forewings, strongly arched costa, falcate apex and a white discal bar. There is a thin, black, arcuate PM line on both fore and hind wings above. The hind wing fringe is white, while it is dark on the lower half of the forewings, then white, and then black at the apex. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Unlike any other Alberta micromoth.
Life History Unknown Conservation Locally common, of no concern. Diet Info Unknown Range
Quebec west to British Columbia, south to Florida, Texas and Colorado (Munroe (1976). Type Locality Texas. Reported from Area 10 (Edmonton) in Alberta by Bowman (1951). Also known in Alberta from the Buffalo Lake…
Quebec west to British Columbia, south to Florida, Texas and Colorado (Munroe (1976). Type Locality Texas. Reported from Area 10 (Edmonton) in Alberta by Bowman (1951). Also known in Alberta from the Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Erskine, the J.J. Collett Natural Area, Nevis, Rochon Sands Provincial Park and Winfield.

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"Perispasta caeculalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6312. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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