Species Details

Saucrobotys fumoferalis

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Common NameDusky Saucrobotys Moth SeasonalityJune to early July. IdentificationWingspan around 30 mm. Forewings dark grayish fuscous, hindwings lighter. A checkered terminal line is present, especially on the forewings above. The genitalia are very similar to those of Saucrobotys futilalis (Munroe 1976). Similar to S. futilalis but the forewings of the latter are light brown in color and the checkered terminal line is not as obvious. Also similar to Mutuuraia mysippusalis but the latter has a more acute apex of the forewing and lacks a checkered terminal line.

Scientific Name Saucrobotys fumoferalis Common Name Dusky Saucrobotys Moth Habitat South-facing slopes near spreading dogbane. Seasonality June to early July. Identification
Wingspan around 30 mm. Forewings dark grayish fuscous, hindwings lighter. A checkered terminal line is present, especially on the forewings above. The genitalia are very similar to those of Saucrobotys futilalis
Wingspan around 30 mm. Forewings dark grayish fuscous, hindwings lighter. A checkered terminal line is present, especially on the forewings above. The genitalia are very similar to those of Saucrobotys futilalis (Munroe 1976). Similar to S. futilalis but the forewings of the latter are light brown in color and the checkered terminal line is not as obvious. Also similar to Mutuuraia mysippusalis but the latter has a more acute apex of the forewing and lacks a checkered terminal line.
Life History Unknown. Conservation Uncommon, probably of no concern. Diet Info Unknown. The larvae may possibly feed on Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane) as does Saucrobotys futilalis. Spreading dogbane is common where moths were collected near Winfield. Range
Nova Scotia west to British Columbia, north to the Yukon, and south to Pennsylvania, Illinois and California (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is Siskiyou Co., California. Reported from Areas 7 (Lloydminster) and 10…
Nova Scotia west to British Columbia, north to the Yukon, and south to Pennsylvania, Illinois and California (Munroe 1976). The Type Locality is Siskiyou Co., California. Reported from Areas 7 (Lloydminster) and 10 (Edmonton) in Alberta by Bowman (1951) as Pyrausta fumoferalis. Also known in Alberta from 8 km NW of Winfield.

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"Saucrobotys fumoferalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6368. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Pyraustinae Genus Saucrobotys Species Saucrobotys fumoferalis
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