Species Details

Agrotis obliqua

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IdentificationA medium size moth (forewing length about 35 mm) with dark blackish brown or reddish brown forewings crossed by darker antemedian and postmedian lines. The hindwings are dark brown. It can be separated from the very similar A. vancouverensis by the elongate hollow basal dash and claviform streak filled with brown scales (black filled in vancouverensis). It is also similar to and difficult to separate from Agrotis volubilis. Males of volubilis have pale whitish wings while those of obliqua are dark. Many specimens of vancouverensis and obliqua are difficult to separate, and are frequently found misidentified in collections

Scientific Name Agrotis obliqua Habitat In Alberta is most common in the wooded parts of the parklands and foothills, but also can be found throughout the boreal forest and in wooded valleys in the grasslands region. Identification
A medium size moth (forewing length about 35 mm) with dark blackish brown or reddish brown forewings crossed by darker antemedian and postmedian lines. The hindwings are dark brown. It can be separated from the very…
A medium size moth (forewing length about 35 mm) with dark blackish brown or reddish brown forewings crossed by darker antemedian and postmedian lines. The hindwings are dark brown. It can be separated from the very similar A. vancouverensis by the elongate hollow basal dash and claviform streak filled with brown scales (black filled in vancouverensis). It is also similar to and difficult to separate from Agrotis volubilis. Males of volubilis have pale whitish wings while those of obliqua are dark. Many specimens of vancouverensis and obliqua are difficult to separate, and are frequently found misidentified in collections
Life History Although this is not an uncommon moth, the life history is poorly known. The immature stages and host plants are unknown. There is a single annual brood with adults in the spring and early summer. Range Agrotis obliqua is a widespread moth, found from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, and from Churchill to southern Arizona.

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"Species Details - Agrotis obliqua, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5293. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2007

References

Specimen Information

There are 108 specimens of this Species.

108 results plotted on map in 48 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM17202 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Calgary Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1909-06-15

UASM17204 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-17

UASM17210 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lloydminster Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1942-05-28

UASM17213 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-07-16

UASM17214 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-07-19

UASM17215 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-07-18

UASM17222 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Lloydminster Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1940-06-06

UASM17228 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-07-19

UASM17232 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1922-06-08

UASM17233 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-06-15

UASM17234 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-06-24

UASM17236 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-15

UASM17238 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-16

UASM17239 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1919-06-04

UASM17241 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-06-12

UASM17242 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-06-20

UASM17245 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-06-09

UASM17248 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-15

UASM7243 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-06-24

UASM7383 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-06-21

UASM24515 - Agrotis obliqua

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

Adult Seasonal Distribution