Species Details

Calyptra canadensis

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SeasonalityNo Alberta data; in Saskatchewan it has been collected in early July. IdentificationA medium-size (3.3-4.0 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth with almost unmarked yellow-brown or pinkish-brown wings. The basal half of the pointed forewings are slightly darker than the terminal half, and are crossed by faint diffuse darker basal, antemedian and median bands A narrow dark line runs from beyond the middle of the lower margin straight to the apex. The only other markings are faint darker scaling along most of the veins. Normal spots obsolete or nearly so. The hind wings are dull brown. Male antennae bipectinate.

Scientific Name Calyptra canadensis Habitat Mesic meadows, edges and clearings. Seasonality No Alberta data; in Saskatchewan it has been collected in early July. Identification
A medium-size (3.3-4.0 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth with almost unmarked yellow-brown or pinkish-brown wings. The basal half of the pointed forewings are slightly darker than the terminal half, and are crossed by…
A medium-size (3.3-4.0 cm wingspan) broad-winged moth with almost unmarked yellow-brown or pinkish-brown wings. The basal half of the pointed forewings are slightly darker than the terminal half, and are crossed by faint diffuse darker basal, antemedian and median bands A narrow dark line runs from beyond the middle of the lower margin straight to the apex. The only other markings are faint darker scaling along most of the veins. Normal spots obsolete or nearly so. The hind wings are dull brown. Male antennae bipectinate.
Life History Poorly known. Adults come to light. Conservation A rare stray (?) from the east; no known resident population. Diet Info Meadow rue (Thalictrum sp.) (Forbes, 1954). Range An eastern species, occuring west to at least central southern Saskatchewan. Bowman (1951) lists it for Alberta, apparently on the basis of it being listed for "Alta" by McDunnough.

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"Calyptra canadensis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3873. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Catocalinae Genus Calyptra Species Calyptra canadensis
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