Species Details

Abagrotis nanalis

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta mid August - early September. IdentificationA small (2.5 cm wingspan) narrow-winged brown moth with longitudinal streaking, unlike any other member of the genus Abagrotis. The forewings are dark brown, usually paler yellow brown along the leading half. The veins are marked with dark scales, giving the wings a very streaky appearance. Normal lines and spots obsolete or nearly so. Hindwings light brown, darker in female, and with veins lined with brown scales.

Scientific Name Abagrotis nanalis Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta mid August - early September. Identification
A small (2.5 cm wingspan) narrow-winged brown moth with longitudinal streaking, unlike any other member of the genus Abagrotis. The forewings are dark brown, usually paler yellow brown along the leading half. The…
A small (2.5 cm wingspan) narrow-winged brown moth with longitudinal streaking, unlike any other member of the genus Abagrotis. The forewings are dark brown, usually paler yellow brown along the leading half. The veins are marked with dark scales, giving the wings a very streaky appearance. Normal lines and spots obsolete or nearly so. Hindwings light brown, darker in female, and with veins lined with brown scales.
Life History Poory known. There is a single annual brood with adults flying in the fall. They are attracted to light. Conservation No concerns. Diet Info The larval host is reported to be sagebrush (Artemesia sp.) (Lafontaine, 1998). Range Another arid-land western species, occuring from the dry interior of southern BC east to southwest SK and western ND, south to northern NM and CA. In Alberta it has been found north to the Drumheller region.

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"Abagrotis nanalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5234. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Noctuinae Genus Abagrotis Species Abagrotis nanalis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum