Species Details

Pronoctua craboi

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SeasonalityNot yet collected in Alberta IdentificationA medium-size moth (4.0 cm wingspan) with mottled dull grey and pale yellow-brown forewings and grey-brown hindwings. The forewing pattern is rather blurry, with the yellow-brown most prominent at the antemedian and postmedian lines. The orbicular and reniform are also incompletely outlined in the yellow-brown scales. The antennae are simple and the sexes are similar. Very similar to both P. typica and P. peabodyae. The forewings are more contrasting and the hindwings usually paler than those of peabodeyae, which is usually found at lower elevations. P. typica has slightly paler hindwings, and usually a darker median band. The genitalia of typica are very different, with the valves tapering to a long narrow curved apex (blunt in craboi).

Scientific Name Pronoctua craboi Habitat Open subalpine, near treeline. Seasonality Not yet collected in Alberta Identification
A medium-size moth (4.0 cm wingspan) with mottled dull grey and pale yellow-brown forewings and grey-brown hindwings. The forewing pattern is rather blurry, with the yellow-brown most prominent at the antemedian and…
A medium-size moth (4.0 cm wingspan) with mottled dull grey and pale yellow-brown forewings and grey-brown hindwings. The forewing pattern is rather blurry, with the yellow-brown most prominent at the antemedian and postmedian lines. The orbicular and reniform are also incompletely outlined in the yellow-brown scales. The antennae are simple and the sexes are similar. Very similar to both P. typica and P. peabodyae. The forewings are more contrasting and the hindwings usually paler than those of peabodeyae, which is usually found at lower elevations. P. typica has slightly paler hindwings, and usually a darker median band. The genitalia of typica are very different, with the valves tapering to a long narrow curved apex (blunt in craboi).
Life History The adults are nocturnal and come to light. Almost nothing else is known about this recently (1998) described moth, which is known from only a handful of specimens. Conservation A widespread but rarely collected species. Diet Info Undocumented Range A western species, occurring from east central California north to southern British Columbia, and south in the Rocky Mountains to central Colorado.

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"Species Details - Pronoctua craboi, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6336. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Authorship

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

Specimen Information

There are 21 specimens of this Species.

21 results plotted on map in 8 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM18755 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1940-07-31

UASM18769 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1940-08-03

UASM18773 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1937-08-10

UASM24066 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kananaskis Country Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-08-16

UASM34869 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jumpingpound Mountain Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2001-08-01/2001-08-02

UASM105060 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Yakima county, Bethel Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2002-08-27

UASM105061 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Yakima county, Bethel Ridge Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1996-07-25

UASM105062 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Washington, Chelan county, Junior Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-27

UASM105063 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-07-26

UASM105064 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gott Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM105065 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gott Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM105066 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gott Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM105067 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gott Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM105068 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gott Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2000-08-17

UASM105069 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gott Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1996-08-23

UASM105070 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gott Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2001-07-13

UASM105071 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gott Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1994-07-15

UASM105072 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Gott Peak Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Hensel Date Collected2000-07-29

UASM105073 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Blowdown Pass Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1992-08-01

UASM105074 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Pavilion Mountain Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Hensel Date Collected2000-07-30

UASM105075 - Pronoctua craboi

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Pavilion Mountain Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Hensel Date Collected2000-07-30

Adult Seasonal Distribution