Species Details

Elaphria alapallida

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Common NameAlapallida Midget IdentificationA rather small (2.2 – 2.7 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth. The forewing is marbled with yellow-brown, red-brown and dark grey-brown. Both the antemedian and postmedian lines are doubled, outlined in dark and filled with pale scales. Orbicular round, yellow-brown, reniform large and filled with light grey or brown with a prominent dark spot on the dorsal side. Terminal area and fringe dark brown, almost black. Hind wings light grey-brown, darkening toward the outer margin, with light brown fringe. Head and collar dark brown, contrasting with lighter thorax and tegulae. Sexes similar.

Scientific Name Elaphria alapallida Common Name Alapallida Midget Habitat In Alberta it has been collected widely in the boreal forest and parklands regions, south in the grasslands along wooded river valleys. Identification
A rather small (2.2 – 2.7 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth. The forewing is marbled with yellow-brown, red-brown and dark grey-brown. Both the antemedian and postmedian lines are doubled, outlined in dark and filled…
A rather small (2.2 – 2.7 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth. The forewing is marbled with yellow-brown, red-brown and dark grey-brown. Both the antemedian and postmedian lines are doubled, outlined in dark and filled with pale scales. Orbicular round, yellow-brown, reniform large and filled with light grey or brown with a prominent dark spot on the dorsal side. Terminal area and fringe dark brown, almost black. Hind wings light grey-brown, darkening toward the outer margin, with light brown fringe. Head and collar dark brown, contrasting with lighter thorax and tegulae. Sexes similar.
Life History
Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light, and there is a single annual brood in Alberta. Adults fly mainly in late May and June Box Elder (Acer negundo) has been reported as a host for E. festivoides, a…
Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light, and there is a single annual brood in Alberta. Adults fly mainly in late May and June Box Elder (Acer negundo) has been reported as a host for E. festivoides, a record that likely actually refers to alapallida.
Range
Newfoundland west to BC. Southern limits are difficult to determine as it has only recently been recognized as a separate species. We have no records from the foothills or mountains. Apparently absent from the…
Newfoundland west to BC. Southern limits are difficult to determine as it has only recently been recognized as a separate species. We have no records from the foothills or mountains. Apparently absent from the foothills and mountains.

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"Species Details - Elaphria alapallida, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6384. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 56 specimens of this Species.

56 results plotted on map in 20 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM130879 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Sandy Island Collected ByWoodward, D. Date Collected2000-06-08

UASM130880 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Ottawa Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-07-03

UASM130881 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Lillooet Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-06-21

UASM130882 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Lillooet Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-06-21

UASM130883 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Lillooet Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-07-06

UASM130884 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-07-02

UASM130885 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-06-29

UASM130886 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-05

UASM130887 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-05

UASM130888 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM130889 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Saint-Basile Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1998-06-11

UASM130890 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Saint-Basile Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1999-06-04

UASM130891 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Saint-Basile Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1998-06-11

UASM130892 - Elaphria alapallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount McLean Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-07-16

Adult Seasonal Distribution