Species Details

Sympistis chionanthi

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Common NameFringe-tree Sallow IdentificationA medium-size (3.3-3.8 cm.ws) clear grey moth with fine black markings of the FW and shining white HW. The grey FW is crossed by a fine black basal line, a thicker black AM and a thinner, broken PM line. The wedge-shaped claviform, the orbicular and reniform spots are paler, and outlined in black scales. Also a small dark patch on mid-costa and near the apex, and a short thin black dash in the anal angle. HW shining white, with some darker scales along the veins and the outer margin. Sexes similar, except male antennae bipectinate, female simple.

Scientific Name Sympistis chionanthi Common Name Fringe-tree Sallow Identification
A medium-size (3.3-3.8 cm.ws) clear grey moth with fine black markings of the FW and shining white HW. The grey FW is crossed by a fine black basal line, a thicker black AM and a thinner, broken PM line. The…
A medium-size (3.3-3.8 cm.ws) clear grey moth with fine black markings of the FW and shining white HW. The grey FW is crossed by a fine black basal line, a thicker black AM and a thinner, broken PM line. The wedge-shaped claviform, the orbicular and reniform spots are paler, and outlined in black scales. Also a small dark patch on mid-costa and near the apex, and a short thin black dash in the anal angle. HW shining white, with some darker scales along the veins and the outer margin. Sexes similar, except male antennae bipectinate, female simple.
Conservation Fairly widespread but uncommon. Diet Info
Reported hosts include ash (Fraxinus sp.), Fringe-tree, and Feverwort. In the eastern part of our region native Green ash is the likely host, but elsewhere in AB it may use ash plantings, or another as yet to be…
Reported hosts include ash (Fraxinus sp.), Fringe-tree, and Feverwort. In the eastern part of our region native Green ash is the likely host, but elsewhere in AB it may use ash plantings, or another as yet to be identified tree. In the American southeast, Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) is the favored host, hence both the common and Latin names.
Range NS west to the AB foothills; south to GA and KS. Primarily a south-eastern species, occurring north and west to the prairies and parklands of southern AB..

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"Species Details - Sympistis chionanthi, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6321. Accessed 01 Mar. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2007

Specimen Information

There are 51 specimens of this Species.

51 results plotted on map in 34 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM15176 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lloydminster Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1940-08-22

UASM15195 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lloydminster Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1942-08-05

UASM15200 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lethbridge Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1924-08-21

UASM2453 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Recreational Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2001-08-05

UASM2476 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Recreational Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2001-08-05

UASM24216 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-08-17

UASM34348 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-08-13

BIRD10976 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected1999-08-15/1999-08-16

BIRD10977 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-20

BIRD10978 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-08-22

BIRD10979 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-08-17

BIRD10980 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-09-15

BIRD10981 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-09-15

BIRD10982 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-20

BIRD10983 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-29

BIRD10984 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-08-08

BIRD10985 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, J.J. Collett Natural Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-08-09

BIRD10986 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-28

BIRD10987 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-08-31

BIRD15590 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-30

UASM58853 - Sympistis chionanthi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Taber Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-09-01

Adult Seasonal Distribution