Species Details

Hemileuca nevadensis

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Common NameNevada Buckmoth SeasonalityProbably late August to late September. The only AB date is in early September. IdentificationThe black wings with the broad, white median band on both the fore- and hindwings, in combination with the tuft of reddish hair on the abdominal tip, make this striking moth unmistakable in Alberta.

Scientific Name Hemileuca nevadensis Common Name Nevada Buckmoth Seasonality Probably late August to late September. The only AB date is in early September. Identification The black wings with the broad, white median band on both the fore- and hindwings, in combination with the tuft of reddish hair on the abdominal tip, make this striking moth unmistakable in Alberta. Life History The eggs are deposited in bands on the twigs of the host plant or on plants near the hostplant, and likely overwinter. Conservation Colonies of this species are very localized, and are known from only a few localities in Canada. Diet Info A colony of larvae collected from Trembling Aspen near North Battleford, SK by the Forest Insect Survey were reared to maturity and are located in the Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton. Range Eastern Alberta east to southwestern Manitoba, south to southwestern states.

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"Hemileuca nevadensis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-269. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Bombycoidea Family Saturniidae Genus Hemileuca Species Hemileuca nevadensis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum