Species Details

Drepanulatrix carnearia

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IdentificationA relatively small (2.3-2.5 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth with forewings varying in color from cream-white through pink and orange, crossed by 3 narrow darker pink lines. The hindwings are paler with yellow or pink shading crossed by two incomplete darker pink lines. All four wings have a small black discal dot, and the hindwings in particular are lightly dusted with dark scales. Fringe dark purple. Male antennae bipectinate, female simple. Larvae are green, with many discontinuous fine yellow lines and a series of 10 middorsal red spots (see Miller and Hammond 2003 for color images).

Scientific Name Drepanulatrix carnearia Habitat Frequents both dry and wet woodlands with Ceanothus shrub. Identification
A relatively small (2.3-2.5 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth with forewings varying in color from cream-white through pink and orange, crossed by 3 narrow darker pink lines. The hindwings are paler with yellow or pink…
A relatively small (2.3-2.5 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth with forewings varying in color from cream-white through pink and orange, crossed by 3 narrow darker pink lines. The hindwings are paler with yellow or pink shading crossed by two incomplete darker pink lines. All four wings have a small black discal dot, and the hindwings in particular are lightly dusted with dark scales. Fringe dark purple. Male antennae bipectinate, female simple. Larvae are green, with many discontinuous fine yellow lines and a series of 10 middorsal red spots (see Miller and Hammond 2003 for color images).
Life History The adults are nocturnal and come to light. The larvae feed on Ceanothus sp. The single Alberta specimen was captured on July 14, 1993. Range Widely distributed in western North America, east to extreme southeastern Alberta. Notes A pretty little geometrid that barely makes it into extreme southwestern Alberta from the west.

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"Species Details - Drepanulatrix carnearia, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6382. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Ennominae Tribe Caberini Genus Drepanulatrix Species Drepanulatrix carnearia
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