Species Details

Eupithecia stellata

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IdentificationA small moth (approx. 2 cm wingspan) with mottled brown-pink forewings crossed by an irregular and usually incomplete basal and median band of black. Hind wings paler, with a small dark discal dot, dark grey-pink shading along the outer margin and a broad blackish stripe along the inner margin. In Alberta it could only be confused with E. bowmani Cass. & Swett., which is much smaller and darker and is known only from the Alberta foothills and Manitoulin Island, ON.

Scientific Name Eupithecia stellata Habitat In Alberta stellata has been collected in the boreal forest north of Lake Athabasca (La Butte Creek) south to about Buffalo Lake in the Aspen parklands. Identification
A small moth (approx. 2 cm wingspan) with mottled brown-pink forewings crossed by an irregular and usually incomplete basal and median band of black. Hind wings paler, with a small dark discal dot, dark grey-pink…
A small moth (approx. 2 cm wingspan) with mottled brown-pink forewings crossed by an irregular and usually incomplete basal and median band of black. Hind wings paler, with a small dark discal dot, dark grey-pink shading along the outer margin and a broad blackish stripe along the inner margin. In Alberta it could only be confused with E. bowmani Cass. & Swett., which is much smaller and darker and is known only from the Alberta foothills and Manitoulin Island, ON.
Life History
Very poorly known. There appears to be a two annual broods; a small one in early June and a larger one from late July through early September. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. The early stages and larval hosts…
Very poorly known. There appears to be a two annual broods; a small one in early June and a larger one from late July through early September. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. The early stages and larval hosts appear to be unknown. The fact that it was not recorded during the FIDS surveys suggests it uses a non-woody host.
Range
Central Manitoba to northern Alberta, south to California and Mexico. In Alberta stellata has been collected in the boreal forest north of Lake Athabasca (La Butte Creek) south to about Buffalo Lake in the Aspen parklands.
Central Manitoba to northern Alberta, south to California and Mexico. In Alberta stellata has been collected in the boreal forest north of Lake Athabasca (La Butte Creek) south to about Buffalo Lake in the Aspen parklands.
Notes
Epithecia stellata is a beautiful little moth in a genus of moths not known for their good looks. It is unusual in being colorful, with brownish-pink forewings crossed by two irregular jet-black bands. It also has an…
Epithecia stellata is a beautiful little moth in a genus of moths not known for their good looks. It is unusual in being colorful, with brownish-pink forewings crossed by two irregular jet-black bands. It also has an unusual range, and even though it occurs in the Boreal forest and parklands, it is apparently restricted in Canada to the prairie provinces. It also appears to be globally rather rarely collected.
Eupithecia stellata
Eupithecia stellata

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"Species Details - Eupithecia stellata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6398. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 34 specimens of this Species.

34 results plotted on map in 12 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM11852 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1923-08-02

UASM11857 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1933-09-20

UASM11860 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1924-09-04

UASM11877 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1923-08-09

UASM11895 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1923-08-02

UASM11898 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1923-08-13

UASM11900 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1915-07-23

UASM12004 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByStrickland, Edgar H. Date Collected1923-08-13

UASM12010 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1944-08-23

UASM12011 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1944-08-14

UASM12014 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-08-14

UASM12015 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1933-08-17

UASM12016 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-08-01

UASM12018 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1936-08-07

UASM12019 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-08-13

UASM12021 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1944-08-26

UASM58008 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-08-17

BIRD4864 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-08-22

BIRD4865 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-25

BIRD4866 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-09-09

BIRD4867 - Eupithecia stellata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-07-27

Adult Seasonal Distribution