Species Details

Colocasia propinquilinea

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Common NameClosebanded Yellowhorn SeasonalityIn Alberta, adults have been collected in May and early June. IdentificationA medium-size (3.5-4.5 cm wingspan) dull grey moth with few markings. The forewings are grey with the obscure markings defined by raised black scales (visible under magnification). The orbicular is a small dark ringed dull white spot. The reniform is a white oblong, faintly and incompletely outlined with black and with a black bar or spot in the center. Normal lines obscure, marked with a black spot where they meet the costa. The hindwings are dull even grey. Fringes of both wings are checkered with black, grey and white scales. The sexes are similar, except the male antennae are bipectinate but simple in the females. Very similar to the Yellowhorn (Colocasia flavicornis) which may also occur in eastern Alberta. The Yellowhorn has the lower half of the median area of the forewing darker and contrasting with the remainder of the forewing.

Scientific Name Colocasia propinquilinea Common Name Closebanded Yellowhorn Habitat Deciduous and mixedwood forest. Seasonality In Alberta, adults have been collected in May and early June. Identification
A medium-size (3.5-4.5 cm wingspan) dull grey moth with few markings. The forewings are grey with the obscure markings defined by raised black scales (visible under magnification). The orbicular is a small dark…
A medium-size (3.5-4.5 cm wingspan) dull grey moth with few markings. The forewings are grey with the obscure markings defined by raised black scales (visible under magnification). The orbicular is a small dark ringed dull white spot. The reniform is a white oblong, faintly and incompletely outlined with black and with a black bar or spot in the center. Normal lines obscure, marked with a black spot where they meet the costa. The hindwings are dull even grey. Fringes of both wings are checkered with black, grey and white scales. The sexes are similar, except the male antennae are bipectinate but simple in the females. Very similar to the Yellowhorn (Colocasia flavicornis) which may also occur in eastern Alberta. The Yellowhorn has the lower half of the median area of the forewing darker and contrasting with the remainder of the forewing.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to lights. There is a single brood each year. The larvae are solitary defoliators on deciduous trees. Conservation In Alberta, very scarce and at the western edge of its range. Diet Info
No Alberta data; elsewhere in Canada, a variety of deciduous trees including willow (Salix sp.), Manitoba maple (Acer negudo), Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides), Largetooth aspen (Populus grandidentata), Silver…
No Alberta data; elsewhere in Canada, a variety of deciduous trees including willow (Salix sp.), Manitoba maple (Acer negudo), Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides), Largetooth aspen (Populus grandidentata), Silver Maple (Acer saccarinum), Basswood (Tilia americana) and White birch (Betula papyrifera). White birch is by far the most frequently recorded host.
Range
From Newfoundland west across the southern edge of the Boreal forest to central Alberta, south to North Carolina, Missouri, and Arkansas. In Alberta, it has been found along the southern edge of the Boreal forest,…
From Newfoundland west across the southern edge of the Boreal forest to central Alberta, south to North Carolina, Missouri, and Arkansas. In Alberta, it has been found along the southern edge of the Boreal forest, west to Redwater.

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"Species Details - Colocasia propinquilinea, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-1499. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 28 specimens of this Species.

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

UASM7993 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2001-06-08

UASM43540 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2001-05-12

UASM19652 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-06-05

UASM99944 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Georgia, Whitfield county Collected ByAdams, J. Date Collected1995-04-15

UASM99945 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Georgia, Whitfield county Collected ByAdams, J. Date Collected1995-04-15

UASM99946 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: North Carolina, Macon county, Little Scaly Mountain Collected ByAdams, J. Date Collected2000-07-20/2000-07-22

UASM99947 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Georgia, Rabun county, Rabun Bald Collected ByAdams, J.; Adams, E.; Finklestein, I. Date Collected2009-08-09/2009-08-10

UASM99948 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Georgia, Gilmer county, Cohutta Overlook Collected ByAdams, J. Date Collected1995-04-15

UASM163199 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-06-12

UASM163200 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2005-05-05

UASM163201 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2005-05-09

UASM163202 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Saint-Basile Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1999-05-23

UASM163203 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Saint-Basile Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2000-06-21

UASM163204 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Saint-Basile Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2001-05-23

UASM163205 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Saint-Basile Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2001-05-26

UASM163206 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Saint-Basile Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2001-05-26

UASM163207 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Saint-Basile Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2001-05-28

UASM163208 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Edmundston Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2000-06-25

UASM163209 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Edmundston Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2000-06-25

UASM163210 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Edmundston Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2001-05-11

UASM163211 - Colocasia propinquilinea

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Edmundston Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected2001-05-23

Adult Seasonal Distribution