Species Details

Abagrotis brunneipennis

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IdentificationA medium-size (3.3-3.7 cm wingspan) moth with brick-red forewings and black hindwings. The forewings vary in color in the same population from dull brown with rather prominent dark orbicular and reniform to deep brick red with black basal and subterminal bands (illustrated). The banded form of brunneipennis is unmistakable. Most brunneipennis have a deeper more saturated almost greasy-looking appearance. The markings on most specimens are faint or obsolete, with the dark shade at the top of the subterminal shade most prominent. They are very closely related and most likely to be confused with A. cupida, most specimens of which are lighter orange-red and have lighter black hindwings. Brunneipennis is associated with sandy habitats in the cooler boreal forest and foothills regions, while cupida frequents dry often clay habitats south of the boreal forests. Although bar-code sequence fails to differentiate between cupida and brunneipennis, there are significant differences in both the male and female genitalia. Lafontaine (1998) illustrates the various forms of adults and genitalia of both sexes.

Scientific Name Abagrotis brunneipennis Habitat It is found in sandy habitats in association with blueberry. Identification
A medium-size (3.3-3.7 cm wingspan) moth with brick-red forewings and black hindwings. The forewings vary in color in the same population from dull brown with rather prominent dark orbicular and reniform to deep brick…
A medium-size (3.3-3.7 cm wingspan) moth with brick-red forewings and black hindwings. The forewings vary in color in the same population from dull brown with rather prominent dark orbicular and reniform to deep brick red with black basal and subterminal bands (illustrated). The banded form of brunneipennis is unmistakable. Most brunneipennis have a deeper more saturated almost greasy-looking appearance. The markings on most specimens are faint or obsolete, with the dark shade at the top of the subterminal shade most prominent. They are very closely related and most likely to be confused with A. cupida, most specimens of which are lighter orange-red and have lighter black hindwings. Brunneipennis is associated with sandy habitats in the cooler boreal forest and foothills regions, while cupida frequents dry often clay habitats south of the boreal forests. Although bar-code sequence fails to differentiate between cupida and brunneipennis, there are significant differences in both the male and female genitalia. Lafontaine (1998) illustrates the various forms of adults and genitalia of both sexes.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to both light and sugar bait. There is a single annual brood with adults in August and early September. Diet Info Wild larvae have been collected on blueberry (Vaccinium sp.) Range
Abagrotis brunneipennis is found from Newfoundland west to Vancouver Island, south to west central Oregon, Utah, Colorado and North Carolina. In Alberta it has been collected sparingly throughout the boreal forest,…
Abagrotis brunneipennis is found from Newfoundland west to Vancouver Island, south to west central Oregon, Utah, Colorado and North Carolina. In Alberta it has been collected sparingly throughout the boreal forest, from Redwater north almost to Lake Athabasca and in the foothills near Kananaskis.

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"Species Details - Abagrotis brunneipennis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6121. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 49 specimens of this Species.

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

UASM2385 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM2386 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM2387 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM2401 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM2402 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM2429 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Athabasca River Sandhills Ecological Reserve Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected1999-08-02

UASM34754 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Fort Mackay Collected ByLawrie, D. Date Collected2000-08-21

UASM41492 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM58760 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Redwater Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM59811 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Opal Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-11

UASM105157 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1996-07-26

UASM105158 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-07-15

UASM105159 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Carp Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-08-02

UASM105160 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Constance Bay Collected ByLafontaine; Forrest Date Collected1983-06-06

UASM105161 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Constance Bay Collected ByLafontaine; Forrest Date Collected1983-06-06

UASM105162 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Constance Bay Collected ByLafontaine; Forrest Date Collected1983-06-06

UASM105163 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Constance Bay Collected ByLafontaine; Forrest Date Collected1983-06-06

UASM105164 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Skookumchuck Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Hensel Date Collected2000-07-31

UASM105165 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Skookumchuck Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Hensel Date Collected2000-07-31

UASM105166 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Lillooet Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-07-18

UASM105167 - Abagrotis brunneipennis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Lillooet Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-20

Adult Seasonal Distribution