Species Details

Parabagrotis sulinaris

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IdentificationA medium size (3.5-4.0 cm wingspan) moth with red-brown thorax and forewings and dark grey-brown hindwings. The basal two-thirds of the forewings are red-brown, the outer third duller brown, in particular the wide slightly paler brown terminal band. The costa from base to reniform spot is pale contrasting yellow or yellow orange. The large orbicular and reniform spots are lighter brown and stand out. The elongate claviform and part of the basal line are outlined in light brown or yellow. Similar to pale specimens of P. exertistigma, but larger and redder.

Scientific Name Parabagrotis sulinaris Habitat Occurs in open woodland and meadows. Identification
A medium size (3.5-4.0 cm wingspan) moth with red-brown thorax and forewings and dark grey-brown hindwings. The basal two-thirds of the forewings are red-brown, the outer third duller brown, in particular the wide…
A medium size (3.5-4.0 cm wingspan) moth with red-brown thorax and forewings and dark grey-brown hindwings. The basal two-thirds of the forewings are red-brown, the outer third duller brown, in particular the wide slightly paler brown terminal band. The costa from base to reniform spot is pale contrasting yellow or yellow orange. The large orbicular and reniform spots are lighter brown and stand out. The elongate claviform and part of the basal line are outlined in light brown or yellow. Similar to pale specimens of P. exertistigma, but larger and redder.
Life History
Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. The only Alberta specimen was collected August 31. The larvae (as P. insularis) is described by Crumb (1956). According to Lafontaine (1998) the larvae differ from…
Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. The only Alberta specimen was collected August 31. The larvae (as P. insularis) is described by Crumb (1956). According to Lafontaine (1998) the larvae differ from that of P. exertistigma by “dark brown rather than white spiracles and the middorsal white line is not bordered by black lines as in exertistigma.” (Lafontaine, 1998).
Diet Info The larvae feed on grasses. Range
A Pacific northwestern species, found from coastal southern BC south to northern California, east and southeast to extreme southwestern Alberta and western Montana. In Alberta known from a single recent specimen from…
A Pacific northwestern species, found from coastal southern BC south to northern California, east and southeast to extreme southwestern Alberta and western Montana. In Alberta known from a single recent specimen from Waterton Lakes National Park.

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"Species Details - Parabagrotis sulinaris, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6090. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 32 specimens of this Species.

32 results plotted on map in 12 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM77791 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton National Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2005-08-31

UASM58767 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Terrace Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected1995-08-10/1995-08-11

UASM58768 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Terrace Collected ByMengersen, E. Date Collected1995-08-10/1995-08-11

UASM110970 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM108196 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Whatcom county, Mount Baker Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1992-07-24

UASM108197 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: California, Siskiyou county, Mount Shasta Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1995-07-30

UASM108198 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Jackson county, Mount Ashland Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-02

UASM108199 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Jackson county, Mount Ashland Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-02

UASM108200 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Jackson county, Mount Ashland Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-02

UASM108201 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Jackson county, Mount Ashland Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-02

UASM108202 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Jackson county, Mount Ashland Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-02

UASM108203 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-06-27

UASM108204 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-06-27

UASM108205 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-06-27

UASM108206 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-06-27

UASM108207 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-06-27

UASM108208 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-06-27

UASM108209 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-06-27

UASM108210 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Maple Bay Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1995-07-01

UASM108211 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Oyster River Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-08-12

UASM108212 - Parabagrotis sulinaris

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Oyster River Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-08-12

Adult Seasonal Distribution