Species Details

Loxostege ephippialis

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SeasonalityJune to mid July. IdentificationWingspan 16-18 mm. Ground color of wings above bluish gray. Forewings above with a fine, black PM line, a large, dark, wedge-shaped median area that is widest at the costa, and an obscure, dark, discal spot. The hindwings above are bluish gray with a faint PM line and a somewhat whitish median area. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Closest to Loxostege anartalis but the latter is larger, has whitish PM lines and lacks the wedge-shaped area in the forewings. Also similar to Ostrinia marginalis but the latter has white PM lines on both fore and hind wings.

Scientific Name Loxostege ephippialis Habitat A low arctic-alpine species (Munroe 1976). Seasonality June to mid July. Identification
Wingspan 16-18 mm. Ground color of wings above bluish gray. Forewings above with a fine, black PM line, a large, dark, wedge-shaped median area that is widest at the costa, and an obscure, dark, discal spot. The…
Wingspan 16-18 mm. Ground color of wings above bluish gray. Forewings above with a fine, black PM line, a large, dark, wedge-shaped median area that is widest at the costa, and an obscure, dark, discal spot. The hindwings above are bluish gray with a faint PM line and a somewhat whitish median area. The genitalia are described by Munroe (1976). Closest to Loxostege anartalis but the latter is larger, has whitish PM lines and lacks the wedge-shaped area in the forewings. Also similar to Ostrinia marginalis but the latter has white PM lines on both fore and hind wings.
Life History Unknown Conservation Rare Diet Info Unknown Range
Norway, Sweden and Finland in Europe; Labrador west to the Northwest Territories and the Rockies, south to Wyoming and Colorado (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is Dovrefjeld at Drivstoen, Norway. Reported from Area 20…
Norway, Sweden and Finland in Europe; Labrador west to the Northwest Territories and the Rockies, south to Wyoming and Colorado (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is Dovrefjeld at Drivstoen, Norway. Reported from Area 20 (Nordegg) in Alberta by Bowman (1951) as Titanio ephippialis Zett.

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"Species Details - Loxostege ephippialis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6317. Accessed 06 Feb. 2023.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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