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Species Details

Leuconycta lepidula

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from mid June through mid July. IdentificationA medium-size (approx. 3.0 cm wingspan) delicate moth with mottled grey-brown and black wings with an olive tint. The most prominent markings are a black patch near the base of the costa and an inverted black triangle midway along the costa. The remainder of the forewings is mottled dark and pale brownish grey. The hindwings are dark grey, the fringe a mix of dark and pale scales. Antennae filiform and sexes alike.

Scientific Name Leuconycta lepidula Habitat Woodland edges, meadows and mesic grassland in the parkland and grasslands region. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from mid June through mid July. Identification
A medium-size (approx. 3.0 cm wingspan) delicate moth with mottled grey-brown and black wings with an olive tint. The most prominent markings are a black patch near the base of the costa and an inverted black triangle…
A medium-size (approx. 3.0 cm wingspan) delicate moth with mottled grey-brown and black wings with an olive tint. The most prominent markings are a black patch near the base of the costa and an inverted black triangle midway along the costa. The remainder of the forewings is mottled dark and pale brownish grey. The hindwings are dark grey, the fringe a mix of dark and pale scales. Antennae filiform and sexes alike.
Life History Poorly known. There is a single annual brood. The adults are nocturnal and come to light. Conservation Widespread but uncommon; no concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data; elsewhere dandelion (Taraxacum). (Forbes, 1954) Range Nova Scotia south to North Carolina, west across southern Canada to the foothills in Alberta. In Alberta it occurs throughout the drier parts of the province, north to Lloydminster and west to the Calgary area.

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"Species Details - Leuconycta lepidula, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3692/9-193519. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2003-11-12

References

Specimen Information

There are 45 specimens of this Species.

45 results plotted on map in 14 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM13780 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lloydminster Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1942-06-14

UASM13787 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lloydminster Collected ByBruggemann, Paul F. Date Collected1943-07-13

UASM19941 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

UASM41624 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rumsey Natural Area Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C. Date Collected1998-06-25

UASM57521 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-06-16

UASM58509 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jenner Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C. Date Collected2005-06-14

UASM58510 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jenner Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C. Date Collected2005-06-14

UASM127859 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, York county Collected ByWebster, R. Date Collected1999-05-23

UASM127860 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, York county Collected ByWebster, R. Date Collected1991-06-09

UASM127861 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-01

UASM127862 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-01

UASM127863 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-01

UASM127864 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-01

UASM127865 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-05-21

UASM127866 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-05-14

UASM127867 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-07-12

UASM127868 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-07-12

UASM127869 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-09

UASM127870 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-02

UASM127871 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Dunrobin Collected ByMunroe, E. Date Collected1974-06-19

UASM127872 - Leuconycta lepidula

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tolman Bridge Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected2002-07-01

Adult Seasonal Distribution