The yucca moth is not currently classified in the General Status of Alberta Wild Species report.
For more information on this species, see the Status of the Yucca Moth in Alberta report at:
- The success of Alberta yucca moth populations is heavily dependant on the success of soapweed populations. Along with the
recommendation to list yucca moth, soapweed has been listed as Endangered under the Wildlife Act.
- Yucca moth distribution in Alberta is limited to locations where soapweed occurs, reproduces sexually and retains fruit.
- Pronghorn eat individual soapweed flowers; whereas mule deer most often eat the entire flowering stalk. Complete or large
reductions in soapweed fruit production can lead to complete reproductive failure of moths.
- Soapweed plants have been destroyed by off-road traffic, affecting overall moth reproductive success.
Updated: Jan 8, 2014