Entomology Collection TitleImage Bugs Pinned
Species Page - Greya variata
species list search results ->Greya variata ->species page

E-mail this Page   
Print this Page   
Link to this Page   

scientific name    Greya variata    

habitat
Meadows and forest egdes with abundant herbs.

seasonality
Alberta records of adults are from late June to mid-July (Davis et al. 1992).

identification
Relatively small for Greya; lack of specimens makes sexual dimorphism uncertain (Pellmyr 2000). Wingspan 11-13 mm, forewings with dark brown base and two tan patches from hind-margin to near costal margin; hindwing slightly larger than forewing and without pattern (Pellmyr 2000). Head white with brown, antennae 28-30 segmented, 0.6 times as long as the forewing, and dark and pubescent. Maxillary palpus light brown with apical segment approximately twice the length of third, labial palpus white with brown (Davis et al. 1992). Thorax brown dorsally, venter white; legs usually with ventral surfaces white and dorsal surfaces brownish (Davis et al. 1992). Abdomen brownish dorsally, grayish white ventrally (Davis et al. 1992). Apex of female ovipositor compressed, acute; male with uncus superficially bilobed; valva broad from base to pollex; pollex prominent (Pellmyr 2000). The immature stages unknown.

life history
Unknown.

conservation
Insufficient data.

diet info
The larval host plant unknown, but may be Osmorhiza occidentalis (Umbelliferae) (Pellmyr 2000).

range
Known only from the type locality, Waterton Lakes, Alberta at elevations of 1200-1400 m (Pellmyr 2000).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=2765



Comments (0)Add New Comment

Comments are published according to our submission guidelines. The EH Strickland Entomological Museum does not necessarily endorse the views expressed.

Add New Comment (all fields are required)
Validation:

Related Species Info
Authorship
References (3)
Related Links
Moth Photographers Group

 

Logo Department of Museums and Collections ServicesLogo University of Alberta