Species Details

Anarta nigrolunata

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IdentificationA small diurnal moth with mottled black and grey forewings with a large dark reniform spot, and white hindwings with a wide dark border and a prominent black discal lunule (hence the name). Very similar in both appearance and habits to Sympistis zetterstedti. The easiest way to separate the two species is by checking the ventral surface, which has prominent black fore- and hind wing discal lunules in Anarta lacking in Sympistis (see lower figure).

Scientific Name Anarta nigrolunata Habitat Open alpine and subalpine habitats. Identification
A small diurnal moth with mottled black and grey forewings with a large dark reniform spot, and white hindwings with a wide dark border and a prominent black discal lunule (hence the name). Very similar in both…
A small diurnal moth with mottled black and grey forewings with a large dark reniform spot, and white hindwings with a wide dark border and a prominent black discal lunule (hence the name). Very similar in both appearance and habits to Sympistis zetterstedti. The easiest way to separate the two species is by checking the ventral surface, which has prominent black fore- and hind wing discal lunules in Anarta lacking in Sympistis (see lower figure).
Life History Poorly known. Adults are diurnal and visit flowers. There is a single annual brood. Range Widespread across the Arctic abnd alpine regions of Canada. In Alberta reported only from the Nordegg area.

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"Species Details - Anarta nigrolunata, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6125. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 68 specimens of this Species.

68 results plotted on map in 23 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM16477 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-06-17

UASM16478 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1938-07-12

UASM16479 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1938-07-12

UASM16480 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-06-17

UASM16481 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1938-07-12

UASM16483 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-06-08

UASM16484 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-06-08

UASM16485 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-14

UASM16486 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1916-07-16

UASM16488 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-14

UASM16489 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-14

UASM16491 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-14

UASM16492 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-14

UASM16493 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-14

UASM16496 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-06-26

UASM16498 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1923-06-17

UASM16499 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1920-07-14

UASM16500 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-07-18

UASM122276 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Pink Mountain Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Troubridge, L. Date Collected1990-06-15/1990-06-22

UASM122277 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Pink Mountain Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Troubridge, L. Date Collected1990-06-15/1990-06-22

UASM122278 - Anarta nigrolunata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Okanogan county, Slate Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1991-07-27

Adult Seasonal Distribution