Species Details

Scopula sentinaria

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SeasonalityAlberta specimens have been collected early June to late July, with the peak in mid July. IdentificationA small (20-27 mm wingspan) dull red-brown to bright rusty-orange moth, the basal half of the forewings usually suffused with darker scales. The wings are crossed with prominent narrow dark median, postmedian and subterminal lines. The fringe is bright maroon red. The male and female genitalia are described and illustrated in McGuffin, 1967.

Scientific Name Scopula sentinaria Seasonality Alberta specimens have been collected early June to late July, with the peak in mid July. Identification
A small (20-27 mm wingspan) dull red-brown to bright rusty-orange moth, the basal half of the forewings usually suffused with darker scales. The wings are crossed with prominent narrow dark median, postmedian and…
A small (20-27 mm wingspan) dull red-brown to bright rusty-orange moth, the basal half of the forewings usually suffused with darker scales. The wings are crossed with prominent narrow dark median, postmedian and subterminal lines. The fringe is bright maroon red. The male and female genitalia are described and illustrated in McGuffin, 1967.
Life History Adults are diurnal. There is a single annual brood. Eggs hatch in about 6 days, and the larvae develop through at least 5 instars. The lavae hibernate for the winter in the fourth or fifth instar. Conservation An uncommon (or uncommonly collected) species in Alberta, known from less than a dozen specimens. Diet Info Reared in captivity with only partial success on Poygonum aviculare. Range
Alaska to Labrador, south in the prairies to southern Manitoba, Saskatchewan Alberta and BC; south in the mountains to Colorado. Sentinaria has been collected at sites scattered throughout much of Alberta, including the…
Alaska to Labrador, south in the prairies to southern Manitoba, Saskatchewan Alberta and BC; south in the mountains to Colorado. Sentinaria has been collected at sites scattered throughout much of Alberta, including the mountains and Cypress Hills and along river valleys in the arid grasslands region.

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"Scopula sentinaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6341. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Sterrhinae Tribe Scopulini Genus Scopula Species Scopula sentinaria
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