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 04 Jul. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Noctuoidea Family Noctuidae Subfamily Noctuinae Genus Pronoctua Species Pronoctua craboi
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