Species Details

Sitochroa chortalis

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Common NameSitochroa Moth SeasonalityMid May to mid July. IdentificationWingspan around 27 mm. Ground color of fore and hind wings whitish-buff with greenish-gray transverse, dentate or crenulate lines. Easily recognized.

Scientific Name Sitochroa chortalis Common Name Sitochroa Moth Habitat Grassland and prairie areas Seasonality Mid May to mid July. Identification Wingspan around 27 mm. Ground color of fore and hind wings whitish-buff with greenish-gray transverse, dentate or crenulate lines. Easily recognized. Life History Described by Munroe (1976). Moths nocturnal but easily flushed (Munroe 1976). Conservation Common, of no concern Diet Info Larvae on pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and probably other plants (Munroe 1976). Range
Nova Scotia to southern British Columbia, south to New Jersey, Arizona and northern California (Munroe 1976). Reported from Areas 7 (Lloydminster), 10 (Edmonton), 18 (Hillcrest and Blairmore) and 20 (Nordegg) in…
Nova Scotia to southern British Columbia, south to New Jersey, Arizona and northern California (Munroe 1976). Reported from Areas 7 (Lloydminster), 10 (Edmonton), 18 (Hillcrest and Blairmore) and 20 (Nordegg) in Alberta by Bowman (1951) as Loxostege chortalis Grt. The Area 20 report, however, was based on a misdetermined specimen of Saucrobotys futilalis inconcinnalis. Also known in Alberta from Blairmore, Buffalo Lake Conservation Area, Burbank, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Erskine, Hillcrest, Lowden Springs Conservation Area, Nevis, Pine Lake, Rochon Sands Provincial Park and Tolman Bridge.

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"Species Details - Sitochroa chortalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6314. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Specimen Information

There are 64 specimens of this Species.

64 results plotted on map in 35 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

BIRD21588 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-29

BIRD21589 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-01

BIRD21590 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-06-19

BIRD21591 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-19

BIRD21592 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Delburne Collected ByPotter, J. Date Collected2005-07-05

BIRD21593 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-08

BIRD21594 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-07-04

UASM92378 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bindloss Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-07-07

JD4989 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Orion Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Rose, A. Date Collected2008-07-08

UASM92816 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2009-07-11

BIRD35653 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lowden Springs Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2012-05-08

BIRD35654 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2012-06-23

BIRD36548 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-06-29

BIRD36549 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-06-29

BIRD32862 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-06-27

BIRD32863 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-05-29

BIRD32864 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-06-12

BIRD32865 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-06-12

BIRD32866 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-06-27

POHL-13-00653 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Breed Creek Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected1996-06-14

POHL-13-00654 - Sitochroa chortalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Cypress Hills Provincial Park Date Collected1996-06-15

Adult Seasonal Distribution