Species Details

Ennomos magnaria

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Common NameThe Notched Wing SeasonalityAdults fly early August through late September, peaking in mid-September. IdentificationNo other species like it in Alberta; the speckled, bright yellow-brown wings with unevenly notched margins are unique.

Scientific Name Ennomos magnaria Common Name The Notched Wing Habitat Widespread in forested and wooded habitats. Seasonality Adults fly early August through late September, peaking in mid-September. Identification No other species like it in Alberta; the speckled, bright yellow-brown wings with unevenly notched margins are unique. Life History
The appearance of this moth signals the onset of late summer and early fall; the rich tan and rust notched wings resemble fall leaves. The larva is called the Maple Spanworm in the East, a poor name since it does not…
The appearance of this moth signals the onset of late summer and early fall; the rich tan and rust notched wings resemble fall leaves. The larva is called the Maple Spanworm in the East, a poor name since it does not reflect the host preference over most of this species' range. The larvae are excellent twig mimics, complete with bumps resembling bud scars and mottled green and brown colouration. They are illutrated in color in Wagner et al. (2001). The eggs, which are laid in a row, overwinter, (Wagner et al. (2001). Larvae spin a cocoon among foliage rather than pupating in the ground.
Conservation A common widespread species; no concern. Diet Info Larvae feed on deciduous trees and shrubs, particularly white birch (Betula papyrifera) and trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) (Prentice 1963). Range Coastal BC east to Nova Scotia, south to GA, MO and south through the Pacific Northwest US (McGuffin 1987, Miller and Hammond 2000).
Ennomos magnaria
Ennomos magnaria

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"Species Details - Ennomos magnaria, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3892. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Authorship

Name Schmidt, B. C.
Role species page author
Date 2003-08

References

Specimen Information

There are 105 specimens of this Species.

105 results plotted on map in 41 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

BIRD17426 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-09-24

BIRD20517 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-08-29

BIRD20518 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-09-02

BIRD20519 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-09-02

UASM99071 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2005-08-31

UASM99482 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-08-10

UASM99578 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-09-08

BIRD31249 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-09-11

UASM187582 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Rostrevor Collected ByGibson, A. Date Collected1907-09-15

UASM187583 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Red Deer River Collected ByAnweiler; Weisgarber Date Collected2001-09-07

BIRD33545 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2010-09-25

BIRD35003 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2011-09-03

BIRD35004 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2011-09-03

BIRD35005 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2011-09-09

BIRD35852 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2012-08-18

BIRD36666 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-08-27

BIRD36667 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-08-27

BIRD36668 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-08-31

BIRD36669 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-08-31

BIRD37433 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2014-08-30

BIRD37434 - Ennomos magnaria

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2014-09-06

Adult Seasonal Distribution