Species Details

Notodonta scitipennis

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Common NameBase-streaked Prominent SeasonalityAdults are on the wing in June and early July. IdentificationA medium-size (3.5-4.8 cm wingspan) red-brown and grey moth. The lower half and outer edge of the forewing in both sexes is mostly dark red-brown, while the inner portions are grey. The orbicular is indicated by a rusty streak, and the reniform by a thin vertical rust line. There is a pair of curved, blackish-brown basal streaks on the lower forewing base. The female hindwing is dark red-brown, while that of the male is white with a dark anal mark. A prominent dark "tooth" is present on the lower forewing margin of the male. The antennae of the males are narrowly pectinate; whereas the females have simple antennae.

Scientific Name Notodonta scitipennis Common Name Base-streaked Prominent Habitat Deciduous and mixedwood forest and shrubland. Seasonality Adults are on the wing in June and early July. Identification
A medium-size (3.5-4.8 cm wingspan) red-brown and grey moth. The lower half and outer edge of the forewing in both sexes is mostly dark red-brown, while the inner portions are grey. The orbicular is indicated by a…
A medium-size (3.5-4.8 cm wingspan) red-brown and grey moth. The lower half and outer edge of the forewing in both sexes is mostly dark red-brown, while the inner portions are grey. The orbicular is indicated by a rusty streak, and the reniform by a thin vertical rust line. There is a pair of curved, blackish-brown basal streaks on the lower forewing base. The female hindwing is dark red-brown, while that of the male is white with a dark anal mark. A prominent dark "tooth" is present on the lower forewing margin of the male. The antennae of the males are narrowly pectinate; whereas the females have simple antennae.
Life History
Adults have a short flight period, which indicates a single brood and overwinters as pupae. They are nocturnal and come to light. The larvae (illustrated in Wagner et al, 1997) are reported to be solitary defoliators.…
Adults have a short flight period, which indicates a single brood and overwinters as pupae. They are nocturnal and come to light. The larvae (illustrated in Wagner et al, 1997) are reported to be solitary defoliators. The moth, although widespread, is very uncommon.
Conservation A scarce moth, but widespread and with abundant habitat. No concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data available. Elsewhere, they feed on willows (Salix) and poplars (Populus), including aspen poplar (P. tremuloides). Range
Across southern Canada from Nova Scotia west to the mountains, south to North Carolina and California. In BC and along the west coast, replaced by the very similar N. pacifica (con-specific ?). In Alberta, found…
Across southern Canada from Nova Scotia west to the mountains, south to North Carolina and California. In BC and along the west coast, replaced by the very similar N. pacifica (con-specific ?). In Alberta, found mainly in the southern Boreal Forest and Aspen Parklands, and the foothills; north to Lac la Biche and Grande Cache, south to Seebe.
Notodonta scitipennis
Notodonta scitipennis

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"Species Details - Notodonta scitipennis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-379. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 44 specimens of this Species.

44 results plotted on map in 24 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM2342 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1929-06-12

UASM2343 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1921-06-18

UASM2344 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1918-06-18

UASM2345 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-06-21

UASM2367 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByMackie, Donald Date Collected1918-06-25

UASM2372 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1933-07-06

UASM2375 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1945-06-19

UASM2388 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1930-07-10

UASM2389 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-06-22

UASM2390 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1940-06-10

UASM2391 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1931-07-05

UASM2392 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1919-06-25

UASM7129 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-07-28

UASM2253 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-07-01

UASM24090 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Wainwright Dunes Ecological Reserve Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-07-13

UASM35896 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Drumheller Collected ByPike, E. M. Date Collected1977-06-13

UASM43028 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected1999-07-20

BIRD2329 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2001-07-03

BIRD2330 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nevis Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-14

BIRD2331 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-15

BIRD2332 - Notodonta scitipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-15

Adult Seasonal Distribution