Species Details

Abagrotis vittifrons

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta from mid August through early September. IdentificationA medium-size moth (3.4-3.5 cm wingspan) with dull black-brown forewings with a sharply contrasting buff stripe along the leading edge, and white hindwings. The reniform, antemedian, postmedian and subterminal lines are faintly indicated with pale scales in most specimens, and the veins on the hindwingss are lightly lined with brown scales, more extensively in some females. This boldly marked moth is unlikely to be mistaken for any other Alberta species

Scientific Name Abagrotis vittifrons Habitat Shrubby and treed areas along rivers valleys in the arid shortgrass prairie region. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta from mid August through early September. Identification
A medium-size moth (3.4-3.5 cm wingspan) with dull black-brown forewings with a sharply contrasting buff stripe along the leading edge, and white hindwings. The reniform, antemedian, postmedian and subterminal lines…
A medium-size moth (3.4-3.5 cm wingspan) with dull black-brown forewings with a sharply contrasting buff stripe along the leading edge, and white hindwings. The reniform, antemedian, postmedian and subterminal lines are faintly indicated with pale scales in most specimens, and the veins on the hindwingss are lightly lined with brown scales, more extensively in some females. This boldly marked moth is unlikely to be mistaken for any other Alberta species
Life History There is a single annual brood. The adults come to both light and sugar bait. The immature stages are unknown. Conservation Local and rare at the northern edge of their range in Alberta; no reasons for concern. Diet Info Unknown. Related species feed on woody shrubs. Range
Eastern North Dakota and southwestern Saskatchewan west to the southern interior of British Columbia, south to southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. In Alberta they have been collected along the Milk, Oldman…
Eastern North Dakota and southwestern Saskatchewan west to the southern interior of British Columbia, south to southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. In Alberta they have been collected along the Milk, Oldman South Saskatchewan River valleys.

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"Abagrotis vittifrons, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3712. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Noctuinae Genus Abagrotis Species Abagrotis vittifrons
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