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.
Notes Another drab little western moth that reaches Alberta only in the dry eastern slopes in the mountains south of the Crowsnest Pass, where Ted Pike collected a series of 3 specimens on July 14, 1993.

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"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 22 May. 2022.

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 siccata
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