Species Details

Oligocentria pallida

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Common NamePale Prominent SeasonalityThe only Alberta specimen was collected in early August. IdentificationA medium-large (4.6-4.8 cm wingspan), pale rusty brown and tan moth, with few markings. Markings on the forewings consist of a thin dark vertical line at the end of the cell and some dark rust or maroon along the wing base and the anal angle. The outer two-thirds of the costa is grey, with a pair of short, parallel horizontal streaks near the apex. The hindwings are pale yellow or tan (male) or grey (female) with a dark patch marking the anal angle. Sexes similar, but females larger and darker. Other species of Alberta Oligocentria lack the prominent rusty-red coloring of pallida.

Scientific Name Oligocentria pallida Common Name Pale Prominent Habitat Dry deciduous and mixedwood woodland. Seasonality The only Alberta specimen was collected in early August. Identification
A medium-large (4.6-4.8 cm wingspan), pale rusty brown and tan moth, with few markings. Markings on the forewings consist of a thin dark vertical line at the end of the cell and some dark rust or maroon along the…
A medium-large (4.6-4.8 cm wingspan), pale rusty brown and tan moth, with few markings. Markings on the forewings consist of a thin dark vertical line at the end of the cell and some dark rust or maroon along the wing base and the anal angle. The outer two-thirds of the costa is grey, with a pair of short, parallel horizontal streaks near the apex. The hindwings are pale yellow or tan (male) or grey (female) with a dark patch marking the anal angle. Sexes similar, but females larger and darker. Other species of Alberta Oligocentria lack the prominent rusty-red coloring of pallida.
Life History Poorly known. Larvae are solitary defoliators, and there is a single annual brood. Adults come to light. Conservation Barely reaches extreme southwest Alberta; known in AB from a single collection. Diet Info
No Alberta data; elsewhere reported to feed on willow (Salix), apple (Malus), maple (Acer) and poplar (Populus) (Miller and Hammond, 2000.); also rose (Rosa) and saskatoon (Amelanchier) (Jones, 1951).
No Alberta data; elsewhere reported to feed on willow (Salix), apple (Malus), maple (Acer) and poplar (Populus) (Miller and Hammond, 2000.); also rose (Rosa) and saskatoon (Amelanchier) (Jones, 1951).
Range The mountains of extreme southwestern Alberta, west to Vancouver Island; southward.

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"Species Details - Oligocentria pallida, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-4916. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

References

Specimen Information

There are 14 specimens of this Species.

14 results plotted on map in 10 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM58309 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gabriola Island, Taylor Bay Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1988-07-14

UASM99112 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2007-08-20

UASM99513 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM210681 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Blue River Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1990-07-13

UASM210686 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM186770 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Josephine county, Bolan Mountain Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-07-27

UASM186771 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM186772 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM186773 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM186774 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1991-08-11

UASM186775 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByJanz, L. Date Collected1991-08-13

UASM186776 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Yakima county, Bethel Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-21

UASM186777 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park, Bellevue Hill Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2005-07-07

UASM186778 - Oligocentria pallida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Cranbrook Collected ByL. J. J. Date Collected1921-07-16

Adult Seasonal Distribution