Species Details

Marathyssa inficita

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Common NameDark Marathyssa SeasonalityThe three Alberta specimens were collected in mid June. IdentificationA relatively small (2.5-2.8 cm. wingspan) long-winged moth. The forewings are blue-grey with dark streaking and maroon near the base and apex. The antemedian and postmedian lines are partially marked by doubled narrow dark lines, and a small black dot marks the reniform. The hindwings are overlain with dark maroon, particularly on the outer half, and there is a diffuse discal patch and a blackish patch at the anal margin. The fringe on both wings is grey broken by dark patches, giving the wings an uneven, angular appearance. The wings are folded up and held perpendicular to the body when at rest, and at such times they are reminiscent of large, dark plume-moths (Pterophoridae).

Scientific Name Marathyssa inficita Common Name Dark Marathyssa Habitat They occur in dry and shrubby grassland on valley slopes. Seasonality The three Alberta specimens were collected in mid June. Identification
A relatively small (2.5-2.8 cm. wingspan) long-winged moth. The forewings are blue-grey with dark streaking and maroon near the base and apex. The antemedian and postmedian lines are partially marked by doubled narrow…
A relatively small (2.5-2.8 cm. wingspan) long-winged moth. The forewings are blue-grey with dark streaking and maroon near the base and apex. The antemedian and postmedian lines are partially marked by doubled narrow dark lines, and a small black dot marks the reniform. The hindwings are overlain with dark maroon, particularly on the outer half, and there is a diffuse discal patch and a blackish patch at the anal margin. The fringe on both wings is grey broken by dark patches, giving the wings an uneven, angular appearance. The wings are folded up and held perpendicular to the body when at rest, and at such times they are reminiscent of large, dark plume-moths (Pterophoridae).
Life History Poorly known, in Alberta apparently single-brooded and nocturnal. The three Alberta specimens were collected in mid June. Diet Info No Alberta hostplant data; elsewhere reported to feed on Staghorn sumac (Rhus hirta) and Poison ivy (Rhus radicans). In Alberta the likely host is poison ivy or possibly skunkbush (Rhus trilobata). Range Widespread in eastern North America, west across southern Canada to southern BC. In Alberta inficita has been collected in the Milk, Oldman and South Saskatchewan River drainages.

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"Species Details - Marathyssa inficita, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6360. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 42 specimens of this Species.

42 results plotted on map in 15 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM57587 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bindloss Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-06-15

JD0646 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Florida, Baker county, Osceola National Forest Collected ByDombroskie, J. J. et al Date Collected2006-06-19

JD4646 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Mississippi, Lafayette county, Malone Collected ByDombroskie, J. J.; Lawrie, D. Date Collected2008-06-23

UASM184661 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Summerland Collected ByGardiner, M. Date Collected1994-05-04/1994-05-12

UASM184662 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, St. Williams Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-14

UASM184663 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Baker county, Burnt River Canyon Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-07-13

UASM184664 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Baker county, Burnt River Canyon Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-07-13

UASM184665 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, The Burnt Lands Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-07

UASM184666 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Vaseux Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-05-27/1990-05-31

UASM184667 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Vaseux Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-05-27/1990-05-31

UASM184668 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Vaseux Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-05-27/1990-05-31

UASM184669 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-06-10/1990-06-16

UASM184670 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-07-29/1990-08-04

UASM184671 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge; Gardiner Date Collected1992-07-19/1992-07-25

UASM184672 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge; Gardiner Date Collected1992-07-19/1992-07-25

UASM184673 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge; Gardiner Date Collected1992-07-19/1992-07-25

UASM184674 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge; Gardiner Date Collected1992-07-19/1992-07-25

UASM184675 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-05-21

UASM184676 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-05-21

UASM184677 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-14

UASM184678 - Marathyssa inficita

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-14

Adult Seasonal Distribution