Species Details

Cabera exanthemata

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Common NameNorthern Wave SeasonalityAdults fly in from June into late July. IdentificationA cream-coloured moth with fine, dark brown speckling and three (two on the hindwing) transverse lines. Looks like a slightly larger and duskier C. erythemaria, but lacks the yellow-tan overtones of erythemaria . Identification should be confirmed with genitalic structures, see McGuffin (1981). This species also occurs in Europe, where it is known as the Common Wave.

Scientific Name Cabera exanthemata Common Name Northern Wave Habitat Foothill and northern boreal forests. Seasonality Adults fly in from June into late July. Identification
A cream-coloured moth with fine, dark brown speckling and three (two on the hindwing) transverse lines. Looks like a slightly larger and duskier C. erythemaria, but lacks the yellow-tan overtones of erythemaria .…
A cream-coloured moth with fine, dark brown speckling and three (two on the hindwing) transverse lines. Looks like a slightly larger and duskier C. erythemaria, but lacks the yellow-tan overtones of erythemaria . Identification should be confirmed with genitalic structures, see McGuffin (1981). This species also occurs in Europe, where it is known as the Common Wave.
Life History
In the Alberta foothills, adults fly from mid-afternoon until after dusk, and come to lights. The eggs are laid singly along the midrib of leaf undersides, hatching in 1-2 weeks. Mature larvae are yellow-green with…
In the Alberta foothills, adults fly from mid-afternoon until after dusk, and come to lights. The eggs are laid singly along the midrib of leaf undersides, hatching in 1-2 weeks. Mature larvae are yellow-green with dorsal and subdorsal stripes, pupae overwinter (McGuffin 1981).
Conservation Not of concern Diet Info Prentice (1963) reports 23 larval collections from willow (Salix spp.), and a single record from white birch (Betula payrifera). Range Restricted to northwestern North America, occurring from Alaska south to Alberta and BC (McGuffin 1981). Also occurs in the Palaerctic region; the North American subspecies is bryantaria (Taylor).

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"Species Details - Cabera exanthemata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-3981. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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Specimen Information

There are 6 specimens of this Species.

6 results plotted on map in 4 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM9802 - Cabera exanthemata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Pocahontas Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1917-06-14

UASM9804 - Cabera exanthemata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Pocahontas Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1917-06-15

UASM9821 - Cabera exanthemata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Pocahontas Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1917-06-14

UASM59127 - Cabera exanthemata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByPohl, G. R. Date Collected2005-07-07

JD3845 - Cabera exanthemata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper Collected BySchwarzfeld, M. Date Collected2007-07-13

UASM187610 - Cabera exanthemata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Bragg Creek Collected BySperling, F. A. H. Date Collected2005-07-07

Adult Seasonal Distribution