Species Details

Hypocoena rufostrigata

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SeasonalityIn Alberta adults are on the wing from mid June through early September. IdentificationA medium-size (approx. 2.6-3.0 cm wingspan) orange-brown or tan moth with dark streaking. The forewings are rusty and orange-buff, with a short thick black basal streak and broad dark grey-black median stripe that widens toward the margin. The veins are lined with a mix of grey and white scales. The normal spots and lines are absent, except for the black terminal line, broken at the veins. The fringe is a mix of light grey and buff scales. Hindwings buff-white near the base, suffused with grey scales on the outer two-thirds, darker toward the margin. There is a partial thin black terminal line and a buff-white fringe. Antennae simple and sexes alike.

Scientific Name Hypocoena rufostrigata Seasonality In Alberta adults are on the wing from mid June through early September. Identification
A medium-size (approx. 2.6-3.0 cm wingspan) orange-brown or tan moth with dark streaking. The forewings are rusty and orange-buff, with a short thick black basal streak and broad dark grey-black median stripe that…
A medium-size (approx. 2.6-3.0 cm wingspan) orange-brown or tan moth with dark streaking. The forewings are rusty and orange-buff, with a short thick black basal streak and broad dark grey-black median stripe that widens toward the margin. The veins are lined with a mix of grey and white scales. The normal spots and lines are absent, except for the black terminal line, broken at the veins. The fringe is a mix of light grey and buff scales. Hindwings buff-white near the base, suffused with grey scales on the outer two-thirds, darker toward the margin. There is a partial thin black terminal line and a buff-white fringe. Antennae simple and sexes alike.
Life History Poorly known. There is a single annual brood. The adults are nocturnal and come to light. In Alberta adults are on the wing from mid June through early September. There may be a partial second brood. Range
The Atlantic coast north to the North West Territories and Alaska, south in the west to California and Utah. In Alberta it has been collected along drainages throughout the grasslands region, the parklands, foothills…
The Atlantic coast north to the North West Territories and Alaska, south in the west to California and Utah. In Alberta it has been collected along drainages throughout the grasslands region, the parklands, foothills and mountains north into the boreal forest to the Birch Mountains.

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"Hypocoena rufostrigata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6347. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Amphipyrinae Genus Hypocoena Species Hypocoena rufostrigata
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