Species Details

Autographa sansoni

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Common NameAlberta Beauty SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta in June and July. IdentificationA medium-size (3.4-3.6 cm wingspan) moth with dark chocolate or rust-brown forewings and yellow-buff hindwings with a wide, dark terminal band. There is a prominent silvery stigma on the forewings, shaped like a shallow arc and slightly forked at the upper end. The wide terminal band on the hindwings is sharply divided from the yellow basal two-thirds. The antennae are simple and sexes are similar. Sansoni could be mistaken only for one of the Syngrapha species with yellow hindwings (i.e. orophila, borea, ignea etc.) but these are all either much smaller or have different shaped stigma on the forewings.

Scientific Name Autographa sansoni Common Name Alberta Beauty Habitat Coniferous forest in the mountains and foothills. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta in June and July. Identification
A medium-size (3.4-3.6 cm wingspan) moth with dark chocolate or rust-brown forewings and yellow-buff hindwings with a wide, dark terminal band. There is a prominent silvery stigma on the forewings, shaped like a…
A medium-size (3.4-3.6 cm wingspan) moth with dark chocolate or rust-brown forewings and yellow-buff hindwings with a wide, dark terminal band. There is a prominent silvery stigma on the forewings, shaped like a shallow arc and slightly forked at the upper end. The wide terminal band on the hindwings is sharply divided from the yellow basal two-thirds. The antennae are simple and sexes are similar. Sansoni could be mistaken only for one of the Syngrapha species with yellow hindwings (i.e. orophila, borea, ignea etc.) but these are all either much smaller or have different shaped stigma on the forewings.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood per year. Conservation An uncommon but widespread species; no concerns. Diet Info Unknown. Range A western mountain species, found from Alaska south to Oregon, Idaho and Arizona. In Alberta it can be found throughout the foothills and mountains.

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"Species Details - Autographa sansoni, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-894. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 55 specimens of this Species.

55 results plotted on map in 21 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM13338 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1938-06-24

UASM13339 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1938-06-25

UASM13344 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1937-06-28

UASM19923 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Prospect Creek Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-07-13

UASM43320 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, West Castle River Road Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-07-13

UASM43321 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, West Castle River Road Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-07-13

UASM41651 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Prospect Creek Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-07-21

UASM41652 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Prospect Creek Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-07-21

BIRD6532 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Crowsnest Pass, Island Lake Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-06-30

BIRD6533 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Crowsnest Pass, Island Lake Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-01

BIRD6534 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Crowsnest Pass, Island Lake Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-01

BIRD6535 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-08

CBCC1040 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByChristensen, C. B. Date Collected2005-07-08

UASM99078 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-07-11

UASM103516 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Willmore Wilderness Park Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Hilchie, G. Date Collected2007-07-16

UASM103517 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Willmore Wilderness Park Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Hilchie, G. Date Collected2007-07-18

UASM103518 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Willmore Wilderness Park, Beaverdam Creek Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Hilchie, G. Date Collected2007-07-19

UASM103519 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Willmore Wilderness Park, Cote Creek Collected ByMacaulay, D. A.; Hilchie, G. Date Collected2007-07-13

UASM171120 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Pavilion Mountain Collected ByTroubridge; Hensel Date Collected2000-07-30

UASM171121 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Blowdown Pass Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1992-07-12

UASM171122 - Autographa sansoni

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Seton Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1993-07-17

Adult Seasonal Distribution