Species Details

Oligia rampartensis

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta in late July and early September. IdentificationA robust medium-size (3.2-3.5 cm wingspan) noctuid moth. The forewings are a beautiful mix of purple, maroon, orange, and pale yellow, changing subtly with the light angle. The round orbicular and oblong-rectangular reniform spots are pale yellow. The terminal areas are mostly yellow-buff, with a very fine, scalloped dark terminal line. The hingwings are white, overlaid with pink scales on the outer half. The head and thorax are solid creamy or pinkish buff. The closely related and very similar O. violacea occurs in BC; it has white hindwings without pink, a central orange-red tuft on the thorax and differences in the genitalia. The much smaller O. egens is dark rusty-orange with dark hindwings. Rampartensis is one of the most attractive noctuids, and is unlikely to be mistaken for anything else in Alberta.

Scientific Name Oligia rampartensis Habitat Dry wooded foothills and montane; riparian woodland in the Milk River valley. Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta in late July and early September. Identification
A robust medium-size (3.2-3.5 cm wingspan) noctuid moth. The forewings are a beautiful mix of purple, maroon, orange, and pale yellow, changing subtly with the light angle. The round orbicular and oblong-rectangular…
A robust medium-size (3.2-3.5 cm wingspan) noctuid moth. The forewings are a beautiful mix of purple, maroon, orange, and pale yellow, changing subtly with the light angle. The round orbicular and oblong-rectangular reniform spots are pale yellow. The terminal areas are mostly yellow-buff, with a very fine, scalloped dark terminal line. The hingwings are white, overlaid with pink scales on the outer half. The head and thorax are solid creamy or pinkish buff. The closely related and very similar O. violacea occurs in BC; it has white hindwings without pink, a central orange-red tuft on the thorax and differences in the genitalia. The much smaller O. egens is dark rusty-orange with dark hindwings. Rampartensis is one of the most attractive noctuids, and is unlikely to be mistaken for anything else in Alberta.
Life History Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single brood, which flies in late summer. Conservation A rarely collected moth in Alberta, but no obvious reasons for concerns. Diet Info Unknown. Range
A western species, found from the foothills and high plains in southern Alberta west to British Columbia, south to the central Sierra Nevada in California. (Troubridge, J. and J. D. Lafontaine. Taxonomic Notes on the…
A western species, found from the foothills and high plains in southern Alberta west to British Columbia, south to the central Sierra Nevada in California. (Troubridge, J. and J. D. Lafontaine. Taxonomic Notes on the Noctuidae. in press.)

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"Species Details - Oligia rampartensis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4543. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 23 specimens of this Species.

23 results plotted on map in 13 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM14595 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Banff National Park, Banff Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1935-09-09

UASM24372 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2002-09-01/2002-09-04

UASM129637 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Drake Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM129638 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Drake Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1995-08-02

UASM129639 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Baker county, Cornet Creek Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-07-12

UASM129640 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Baker county, Cornet Creek Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-07-12

UASM129641 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Baker county, Cornet Creek Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-07-12

UASM129642 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-20

UASM129643 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-04

UASM129644 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Hensel, H. Date Collected2000-08-02

UASM129645 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-20

UASM129646 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-20

UASM129647 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-07-20

UASM129648 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-07-20

UASM129649 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Wyoming, Albany county, Laramie Collected ByFerris, C. Date Collected2000-07-30

UASM129650 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1996-07-26

UASM129651 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Langley Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1991-08-04/1991-08-10

UASM129652 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Langley Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1989-07-01/1989-07-10

UASM129653 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Wyoming, Albany county Collected ByFerris, C. Date Collected2000-07-29/2000-07-30

UASM129654 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Wyoming, Albany county Collected ByFerris, C. Date Collected2000-07-29/2000-07-30

UASM129655 - Oligia rampartensis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Crook county, Suplee Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-09-04

Adult Seasonal Distribution