Species Details

Psychophora suttoni

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IdentificationA medium-size (approx 3 cm wingspan) broad-winged brown diurnal moth. The wings are medium-dark brown, with faint wavy crosslines, the most prominent being the antemedian and postmedian. There is a dark discal spot on the forewing, and a faint discal mark on the hindwing, and the veins are lined with slightly darker brown scales. The wings are lightly checkered with darker scales at the veins. Male antennae bipectinate, female simple. Most likely to be mistaken for a Dodia species (Arctiinae). Similar also to Macaria simplex which is much smaller, and species of Entephria, which are paler and with a much more contracting pattern.

Scientific Name Psychophora suttoni Identification
A medium-size (approx 3 cm wingspan) broad-winged brown diurnal moth. The wings are medium-dark brown, with faint wavy crosslines, the most prominent being the antemedian and postmedian. There is a dark discal spot on…
A medium-size (approx 3 cm wingspan) broad-winged brown diurnal moth. The wings are medium-dark brown, with faint wavy crosslines, the most prominent being the antemedian and postmedian. There is a dark discal spot on the forewing, and a faint discal mark on the hindwing, and the veins are lined with slightly darker brown scales. The wings are lightly checkered with darker scales at the veins. Male antennae bipectinate, female simple. Most likely to be mistaken for a Dodia species (Arctiinae). Similar also to Macaria simplex which is much smaller, and species of Entephria, which are paler and with a much more contracting pattern.
Life History Diurnal. Almost nothing is known of the life history. Alberta specimens were collected from mid July through mid-August. Possibly bi-annual in Alberta. Range Arctic Alpine – from northern Quebec across Nunavut to Yukon, south in the Mountains to southern Alberta and BC. In Alberta it has been collected in the Willmore Widernesss area, at Nordegg and Lake Louise. Notes There are very few Alberta collections. It was also collected recently in adjacent BC, at Mt. Assiniboine (Dean Nicholson)

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"Species Details - Psychophora suttoni, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6399. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Geometroidea Family Geometridae Subfamily Larentiinae Tribe Xanthorhoini Genus Psychophora Species Psychophora suttoni
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