Species Details

Hyalophora gloveri

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Common NameGlover's Silkmoth SeasonalityAdults are active from mid May to late June, with most records from the 2nd and 3rd week of June. IdentificationIn Alberta, this species is similar only to H. cecropia, from which it differs in being primarily a maroon colour, rather than black. H. cecropia also has a bright red band along the outer margin of the transverse white band, which is absent in H. gloveri. Royal Alberta Museum page

Scientific Name Hyalophora gloveri Common Name Glover's Silkmoth Habitat Found in shrubby areas of the prairies and open jack pine forests in the boreal region. Seasonality Adults are active from mid May to late June, with most records from the 2nd and 3rd week of June. Identification
In Alberta, this species is similar only to H. cecropia, from which it differs in being primarily a maroon colour, rather than black. H. cecropia also has a bright red band along the outer margin of the transverse…
In Alberta, this species is similar only to H. cecropia, from which it differs in being primarily a maroon colour, rather than black. H. cecropia also has a bright red band along the outer margin of the transverse white band, which is absent in H. gloveri. Royal Alberta Museum page
Life History
The overwintering cocoons of Glover's Silkmoth can sometimes be found attached to the stems of shrubs and small trees, usually on or near the larval host plant. Adult moths are attracted to light, but are generally…
The overwintering cocoons of Glover's Silkmoth can sometimes be found attached to the stems of shrubs and small trees, usually on or near the larval host plant. Adult moths are attracted to light, but are generally not active until midnight or later. These moths are active on nights when ambient air temperature often drops below 5°C, which few other species tolerate.
Conservation No conservation concerns, although rarely common, this species is widespread throughout the province Diet Info
Preferred larval hostplants in AB include Silverberry (Elaeagnus commutata), Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana) and willow (Salix spp.). Host plant choice depends on availability and habitat; in the boreal forest,…
Preferred larval hostplants in AB include Silverberry (Elaeagnus commutata), Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana) and willow (Salix spp.). Host plant choice depends on availability and habitat; in the boreal forest, larvae are found on Choke Cherry (D. Macaulay, pers. comm.). H. columbia columbia of eastern Canada feeds only on larch (Larix laricina), but H. gloveri rarely if ever uses this plant in nature. However, larvae do well on larch in captivity.
Range Hay River, N.W.T., south to Arizona, east to southwestern Manitoba.
Photo Courtesy of Gary Anweiler
Photo Courtesy of Gary Anweiler
Photo Courtesy of Gary Anweiler

Citation

Page Citation for Hyalophora gloveri

Page Citation

"Species Details - Hyalophora gloveri, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-267. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 48 specimens of this Species.

48 results plotted on map in 32 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM2026 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-04-29

UASM2027 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-04-25

UASM2029 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-04-28

UASM2001 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByBowman, K.

UASM2002 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1906-05-29

UASM2006 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, DeBolt Collected ByMatlock Date Collected1954-06-08

UASM2007 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Donnelly Collected ByRosychuk, P. Date Collected1955-05-24

UASM2008 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1909-05-24

UASM2010 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMorrison, F. O. Date Collected1937-05-20

UASM2012 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMorrison, F. O. Date Collected1937-05-20

UASM2003 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1909-06-02

UASM2028 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lloydminster Collected ByKelly, Elmer Date Collected1949-06-16

UASM2004 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Medicine Hat Collected ByCarr, Frederick S. Date Collected1927-06-21

UASM2011 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer Collected ByWhitehouse, F. C. Date Collected1916-06-08

UASM19177 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary

UASM19178 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bilby Collected ByMackie, Donald

UASM24582 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C.

UASM43346 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-06-12

UASM43347 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-05-18

UASM43348 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-05-18

UASM43349 - Hyalophora gloveri

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-05-20

Adult Seasonal Distribution