Species Details

Spartiniphaga includens

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SeasonalityThere is a single brood, which is on the wing from July into September. IdentificationA fairly small (approx 2.5 cm wingspan) lightly built rusty orange-brown moth. The forewings are orange-brown, crossed near the outer edge by a straight pale postmedian band. The most prominent marking is the white reniform, shaped like an open "C" with a short white bar or pupil in the middle or above. The hindwings are rusty-grey, paler in the basal half and with a thin darker median line. Some specimens are more contrasting, with the area around the reniform and beyond the postmedian line darker brown than the rest of the forewing. The small size, orange-brown color and contrasting white c-shaped reniform combine to make this a fairly easy moth to recognize.

Scientific Name Spartiniphaga includens Habitat with wet meadows and wetland edges Seasonality There is a single brood, which is on the wing from July into September. Identification
A fairly small (approx 2.5 cm wingspan) lightly built rusty orange-brown moth. The forewings are orange-brown, crossed near the outer edge by a straight pale postmedian band. The most prominent marking is the white…
A fairly small (approx 2.5 cm wingspan) lightly built rusty orange-brown moth. The forewings are orange-brown, crossed near the outer edge by a straight pale postmedian band. The most prominent marking is the white reniform, shaped like an open "C" with a short white bar or pupil in the middle or above. The hindwings are rusty-grey, paler in the basal half and with a thin darker median line. Some specimens are more contrasting, with the area around the reniform and beyond the postmedian line darker brown than the rest of the forewing. The small size, orange-brown color and contrasting white c-shaped reniform combine to make this a fairly easy moth to recognize.
Life History
Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood, which is on the wing from July into September. The larvae are borers in the stems of some species of coarse grasses and sedges, including C. stricta.…
Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood, which is on the wing from July into September. The larvae are borers in the stems of some species of coarse grasses and sedges, including C. stricta. (Ferguson, 1954)
Diet Info The larvae are borers in the stems of some species of coarse grasses and sedges, including C. stricta. (Ferguson, 1954) Range
The Maritimes west to Alberta, south to Connecticut and Nebraska. In Alberta it has been collected throughout the parklands region, north to Barrhead and Redwater and south to Dinosaur Provincial Park. Hollow circles…
The Maritimes west to Alberta, south to Connecticut and Nebraska. In Alberta it has been collected throughout the parklands region, north to Barrhead and Redwater and south to Dinosaur Provincial Park. Hollow circles on the map are reliable records for which we have not seen specimens. S. includens are usually found associated with wet meadows and wetland edges.

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"Species Details - Spartiniphaga includens, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6343. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 43 specimens of this Species.

43 results plotted on map in 22 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM14678 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-07-28

UASM14683 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1916-07-28

UASM14686 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1929-07-29

UASM14687 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1919-07-20

UASM14689 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-07-24

UASM14690 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-07-31

UASM14694 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-08-01

UASM14696 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-08-08

UASM14698 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1946-07-30

UASM14699 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-08-07

UASM14700 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1944-07-20

UASM7142 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-08-04

UASM2785 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

BIRD8209 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-08-06

BIRD8210 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-08-14

BIRD8211 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-25

BIRD8212 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-25

BIRD8213 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-08-06

BIRD8214 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-08-09

BIRD8215 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-08-17

BIRD8216 - Spartiniphaga includens

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-08-17

Adult Seasonal Distribution