Species Details

Scopula siccata

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IdentificationA small (2.3-2.4cm wingspan) broad-winged grey-brown moth. A continuous contrasting narrow dark median band and a narrower post-median line cross both sets of wings. The area beyond the postmedian line on the forewings is suffused with dark scales, in particular the upper two-thirds. The discal marks on all four wings are small or almost obsolete. Very similar to S. frigidaria except for the dark suffusion on the outer part of the forewings, which is diagnostic for siccata.

Scientific Name Scopula siccata Habitat Adults have been collected in the dry eastern slopes in the mountains south of the Crowsnest Pass. Identification
A small (2.3-2.4cm wingspan) broad-winged grey-brown moth. A continuous contrasting narrow dark median band and a narrower post-median line cross both sets of wings. The area beyond the postmedian line on the…
A small (2.3-2.4cm wingspan) broad-winged grey-brown moth. A continuous contrasting narrow dark median band and a narrower post-median line cross both sets of wings. The area beyond the postmedian line on the forewings is suffused with dark scales, in particular the upper two-thirds. The discal marks on all four wings are small or almost obsolete. Very similar to S. frigidaria except for the dark suffusion on the outer part of the forewings, which is diagnostic for siccata.
Life History Almost nothing is known Range
A western species, found from northern Colorado north across Wyoming, western Montana and Idaho to the southern BC and extreme southwest Alberta. In Alberta it has been collected only in the area south of Crowsnest…
A western species, found from northern Colorado north across Wyoming, western Montana and Idaho to the southern BC and extreme southwest Alberta. In Alberta it has been collected only in the area south of Crowsnest Pass, at Beaver Mines Lake.

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"Species Details - Scopula siccata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6342. Accessed 02 Mar. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 4 specimens of this Species.

4 results plotted on map in 3 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM59837 - Scopula siccata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Beaver Mines Lake Collected ByPike, E. M. Date Collected1993-07-14

UASM59838 - Scopula siccata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Beaver Mines Lake Collected ByPike, E. M. Date Collected1993-07-15

UASM187726 - Scopula siccata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Beaver Mines Lake Collected ByPike, T. Date Collected1993-07-14

UASM187727 - Scopula siccata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByPike, T. Date Collected2005-07-06

Adult Seasonal Distribution