Species Details

Oligia mactata

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Common NamePrairie Brocade SeasonalityAdults in Alberta August and early September. IdentificationA medium-sized (3.0-3.5 cm. wingspan) mottled dark brown-black or black moth. There is a broad diffuse black streak from the base through the fold, obscured in darker specimens. The normal lines and spots are outlined or filled with lighter scales and so stand out, in particular the large reniform and a larger area along the lower half of the wing between the postmedian and subterminal lines. The outer edge of the subterminal line also has a series of small pale wedges between the veins. Hindwings dark fuscous, with an indistinct discal lunule and a thin median band and pale, lightly checkered fringe. Antennae simple. Sexes alike.

Scientific Name Oligia mactata Common Name Prairie Brocade Habitat Wooded areas. Seasonality Adults in Alberta August and early September. Identification
A medium-sized (3.0-3.5 cm. wingspan) mottled dark brown-black or black moth. There is a broad diffuse black streak from the base through the fold, obscured in darker specimens. The normal lines and spots are outlined…
A medium-sized (3.0-3.5 cm. wingspan) mottled dark brown-black or black moth. There is a broad diffuse black streak from the base through the fold, obscured in darker specimens. The normal lines and spots are outlined or filled with lighter scales and so stand out, in particular the large reniform and a larger area along the lower half of the wing between the postmedian and subterminal lines. The outer edge of the subterminal line also has a series of small pale wedges between the veins. Hindwings dark fuscous, with an indistinct discal lunule and a thin median band and pale, lightly checkered fringe. Antennae simple. Sexes alike.
Life History Poorly known. There is a single brood each year, and the adults are nocturnal and come to light. The adults fly in late summer so the wintering stage must be the egg or early instar larvae. Conservation A common widespread species; no concerns. Diet Info No Alberta data; elsewhere reported to use Pedicularis canadensis, Galium, Vaccinium sp., etc. (Handfield, 1999). Range Nova Scotia to British Columbia, south in the mountains east and west. In Alberta found throughout the grasslands and parklands region, as well as in the lower foothills and southern boreal forest.

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"Species Details - Oligia mactata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5152. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2004-11-04

References

Specimen Information

There are 134 specimens of this Species.

134 results plotted on map in 54 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM14601 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByFuller, E. Date Collected1995-08-21

UASM14602 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1917-08-21

UASM14605 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-08-11

UASM14606 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-09-04

UASM14607 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1936-08-28

UASM14609 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1929-08-15

UASM14610 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1941-08-22

UASM14611 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1936-08-31

UASM14612 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1917-08-18

UASM14613 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1917-08-23

UASM14614 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-08-21

UASM14616 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1917-09-12

UASM14618 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1928-08-16

UASM14619 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1929-08-29

UASM14620 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1927-09-12

UASM14622 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-08-21

UASM14624 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1942-09-05

UASM14625 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-09-16

UASM14628 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Date Collected1916-09-14

UASM14631 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Blackfalds Date Collected1916-08-25

UASM14633 - Oligia mactata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, High River Collected ByBryant, Owen Date Collected1923-08-15

Adult Seasonal Distribution