Species Details

Oncocnemis glennyi

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IdentificationA medium-size (approx. 3.5 cm wingspan) dark greyish brown moth. Forewings dark greyish brown with the normal lines and spots finely outlined in black scales, the most prominent mark the dark filling between the reniform and orbicular spots. Hindwing tan with dark brown scales lining the veins, and forming a dark discal bar and a broad dark brown terminal band. Hindwing fringe white with a brown base. Antennae fikiform and sexes alike. Most likely to be mistaken for a species of Euxoa or Anarta, both of which have very different genitalia.

Scientific Name Oncocnemis glennyi Habitat It has been collected below and at treeline in semi-open areas. Identification
A medium-size (approx. 3.5 cm wingspan) dark greyish brown moth. Forewings dark greyish brown with the normal lines and spots finely outlined in black scales, the most prominent mark the dark filling between the…
A medium-size (approx. 3.5 cm wingspan) dark greyish brown moth. Forewings dark greyish brown with the normal lines and spots finely outlined in black scales, the most prominent mark the dark filling between the reniform and orbicular spots. Hindwing tan with dark brown scales lining the veins, and forming a dark discal bar and a broad dark brown terminal band. Hindwing fringe white with a brown base. Antennae fikiform and sexes alike. Most likely to be mistaken for a species of Euxoa or Anarta, both of which have very different genitalia.
Life History
Almost nothing is known. The adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single annual brood, which flies in mid-late summer. Alberta specimens were collected July 27- August 16. The early stages and larval…
Almost nothing is known. The adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single annual brood, which flies in mid-late summer. Alberta specimens were collected July 27- August 16. The early stages and larval host(s) are unknown.
Range A western species, ranging from the mountains of southern Alberta west to BC and south at least to CO and CA. In Alberta it has been collected in the mountains at Banff and in Kananaskis Country. Notes
This is one of numerous drab uncommon mountain noctuids about which we know almost nothing. To date only 3 specimens have come to our attention, from Banff, Etherington Creek Recreation Area and Hailstone Butte. The…
This is one of numerous drab uncommon mountain noctuids about which we know almost nothing. To date only 3 specimens have come to our attention, from Banff, Etherington Creek Recreation Area and Hailstone Butte. The specimen illustrated above was collected by Jim Troubridge at Hailstone Butte on August 16, 2001.

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"Oncocnemis glennyi, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6185. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Cuculliinae Genus Oncocnemis Species Oncocnemis glennyi
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum