Species Details

Oncocnemis sandaraca

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IdentificationA medium size (approx. 3.2 cm wingspan) moth. Forwewings powdery; poorly defined antemedian and postmedian lines, median band more prominent. Terminal area suffused with dark scales. Hindwings orange-buff with a grey median line, grey scaling in the basal area and a wide black terminal band followed by white fringe. Antennae simple; sexes alike. Most similar to O. regina, which is smaller, has paler and less banded forewings and brighter yellow hingwings lacking the grey scaling in the basal half.

Scientific Name Oncocnemis sandaraca Habitat It occurs in dry open woodland in the mountains. Identification
A medium size (approx. 3.2 cm wingspan) moth. Forwewings powdery; poorly defined antemedian and postmedian lines, median band more prominent. Terminal area suffused with dark scales. Hindwings orange-buff with a grey…
A medium size (approx. 3.2 cm wingspan) moth. Forwewings powdery; poorly defined antemedian and postmedian lines, median band more prominent. Terminal area suffused with dark scales. Hindwings orange-buff with a grey median line, grey scaling in the basal area and a wide black terminal band followed by white fringe. Antennae simple; sexes alike. Most similar to O. regina, which is smaller, has paler and less banded forewings and brighter yellow hingwings lacking the grey scaling in the basal half.
Life History
Almost nothing is known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. Like other Oncocnemis, it is single brooded, with adults in late summer and fall. The Alberta specimens were collected from late August through late…
Almost nothing is known. Adults are nocturnal and come to light. Like other Oncocnemis, it is single brooded, with adults in late summer and fall. The Alberta specimens were collected from late August through late September. Nothing is known of the early stages or larval hostplants.
Range A western moth, found from the mountains of southwestern Alberta south to at least CO and CA.

Citation

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"Species Details - Oncocnemis sandaraca, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6188. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 18 specimens of this Species.

18 results plotted on map in 5 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM15185 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-09-21

UASM15186 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-08-28

UASM15193 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-09-21

UASM15203 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1934-08-28

UASM15224 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Hillcrest Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1918-09-21

UASM150966 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM150967 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Lillooet Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-08-23

UASM150968 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Lillooet Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-29

UASM150969 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-08-28

UASM150970 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Yakima county, Bethel Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-21

UASM150971 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Yakima county, Bethel Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-08-21

UASM150972 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Douglas county, Pine Canyon Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-09-15

UASM150973 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Douglas county, Pine Canyon Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-09-15

UASM150974 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Douglas county, Pine Canyon Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-09-15

UASM150975 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Douglas county, Pine Canyon Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-09-15

UASM150976 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Douglas county, Pine Canyon Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-09-14

UASM150977 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Douglas county, Pine Canyon Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-09-14

UASM150978 - Oncocnemis sandaraca

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Douglas county, Pine Canyon Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-09-14

Adult Seasonal Distribution