Species Details

Cabera borealis

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SeasonalityIn Alberta flies from late May to late July, peaking in mid to late June. IdentificationThis is our smallest species of Cabera, and although variable, is duskier and darker than the other species. The ground colour is a dull beige, with variable amounts of dark chestnut-brown speckling. The PM line is usually distinct, and males have a broad, dark marginal band which is absent in females. Resembles some Scopula species more than other Cabera, but Scopula have irregular or wavy transverse lines and often have discal spots, which are absent in C. borealis. The type locality of this species is given as "near Calgary" by McGuffin (1981).

Scientific Name Cabera borealis Habitat Moist, open boreal forest and peat bogs. Seasonality In Alberta flies from late May to late July, peaking in mid to late June. Identification
This is our smallest species of Cabera, and although variable, is duskier and darker than the other species. The ground colour is a dull beige, with variable amounts of dark chestnut-brown speckling. The PM line is…
This is our smallest species of Cabera, and although variable, is duskier and darker than the other species. The ground colour is a dull beige, with variable amounts of dark chestnut-brown speckling. The PM line is usually distinct, and males have a broad, dark marginal band which is absent in females. Resembles some Scopula species more than other Cabera, but Scopula have irregular or wavy transverse lines and often have discal spots, which are absent in C. borealis. The type locality of this species is given as "near Calgary" by McGuffin (1981).
Life History
Adults fly on sunny afternoons in and near wet spruce bogs and moist open conifer woods; they are not known to come to light. The flight season coincides with the time the spruce bud scales are cast off (McGuffin…
Adults fly on sunny afternoons in and near wet spruce bogs and moist open conifer woods; they are not known to come to light. The flight season coincides with the time the spruce bud scales are cast off (McGuffin 1981). The moth rests with its wings held upright, unlike other Cabera. Eggs are laid on the underside of host leaves and hatch in about two weeks. The pale-striped, yellow-green larva matures in about four weeks, and the pupa overwinters (McGuffin 1981).
Conservation Not of concern. Diet Info Larvae feed primarily on willow (Salix spp.), rarely on Populus and Betula (Prentice 1963). Range A northern boreal species restricted to Alaska and Canada, south to central PQ, interior BC, and the Bow Valley in the AB Rocky Mountain foothills (McGuffin 1981).

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"Species Details - Cabera borealis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3979. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 16 specimens of this Species.

16 results plotted on map in 9 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM9855 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-05-26

UASM9856 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1929-06-20

UASM9857 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-07-03

UASM9858 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-05-26

UASM9859 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-05-26

UASM9860 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1926-05-28

UASM9861 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-14

UASM9862 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Pocahontas Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-06-16

UASM9863 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-06-24

UASM53018 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-09

UASM53019 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Pitchimi Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-14

UASM53020 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Wentzel Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-11

UASM53021 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Margaret Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-15

UASM53022 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Margaret Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-15

UASM53023 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Margaret Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-15

UASM53024 - Cabera borealis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Caribou Mountains Wildland Park, Margaret Lake Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2003-06-15

Adult Seasonal Distribution