Species Details

Pleromelloida conserta

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IdentificationA medium-size (3.0 -3.3 cm wingspan) robust grey or black moth. Form obliquata (Sm.)is the normal form throughout most of Alberta. The forewings of obliquata are medium grey crossed by black antemedian and postmedian lines. The subterminal line consists of a series faint white spots. There is also a faint darker grey median band and reniform spot. The hind wings are dull sooty brown with a dark discal lunule. The nominate form, which is found mainly in the mountains, has the forewings largely suffused with dark black, except for the light grey terminal band and costa. The closely related P. bonuscula is a more even steely blue-grey and lacks complete crosslines. The genitalia of concerta are also very different from those of bonuscula. P. cinerea is much paler grey and flies in fall.

Scientific Name Pleromelloida conserta Habitat Dry woodland and shrubby grassland. Identification
A medium-size (3.0 -3.3 cm wingspan) robust grey or black moth. Form obliquata (Sm.)is the normal form throughout most of Alberta. The forewings of obliquata are medium grey crossed by black antemedian and postmedian…
A medium-size (3.0 -3.3 cm wingspan) robust grey or black moth. Form obliquata (Sm.)is the normal form throughout most of Alberta. The forewings of obliquata are medium grey crossed by black antemedian and postmedian lines. The subterminal line consists of a series faint white spots. There is also a faint darker grey median band and reniform spot. The hind wings are dull sooty brown with a dark discal lunule. The nominate form, which is found mainly in the mountains, has the forewings largely suffused with dark black, except for the light grey terminal band and costa. The closely related P. bonuscula is a more even steely blue-grey and lacks complete crosslines. The genitalia of concerta are also very different from those of bonuscula. P. cinerea is much paler grey and flies in fall.
Life History Poorly known; single-brooded, with adults emerging in the spring. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. The host plant is reported to be snowberry (Symphoricarpos sp.). Notes
Until recently, the black form concerta and the grey form obliquata were treated as separate species. The striking black form is rare east of the mountains, and most Alberta specimens are the common obliquata form.
Until recently, the black form concerta and the grey form obliquata were treated as separate species. The striking black form is rare east of the mountains, and most Alberta specimens are the common obliquata form.
Pleromelloida conserta
Pleromelloida conserta

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"Species Details - Pleromelloida conserta, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6095. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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Specimen Information

There are 104 specimens of this Species.

104 results plotted on map in 49 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM151959 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Montana, Missoula county, Missoula Collected ByKohler, S. Date Collected1998-05-28

UASM151960 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Kamloops Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1998-05-28

UASM151961 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jasper National Park Collected ByDombroskie, J.; Schmidt, C. Date Collected2006-05-18

UASM151962 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kananaskis Country, Rocky Creek Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected1998-05-29

UASM151963 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Riondel Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected1994-05-09

UASM151964 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Riondel Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected1994-05-09

UASM151965 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gabriola Island Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected1992-03-31

UASM151966 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gabriola Island Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected1989-04-24

UASM151967 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gabriola Island Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected1989-04-17

UASM151968 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gabriola Island Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected1992-03-28

UASM151969 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, West Castle River Road Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-05-22/1999-05-23

UASM151970 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, West Castle River Road Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-05-22/1999-05-23

UASM151971 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, West Castle River Road Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-05-22/1999-05-23

UASM151972 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Beaver Mines Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2001-05-31

UASM151973 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rumsey Ecological Reserve Collected BySchmidt, C. Date Collected1998-04-21

UASM151974 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-05-23

UASM151975 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-05-11

UASM151976 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gabriola Island Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected1989-04-09

UASM151977 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Little Fort Collected ByAnweiler, G. Date Collected1995-04-01

UASM151978 - Pleromelloida conserta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Banff National Park, Lake Minnewanka Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-06-12/1999-06-13

Adult Seasonal Distribution