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Species Details

Protogygia postera

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SeasonalityAdults have been collected in Alberta in mid August. IdentificationA medium-size (3.4-3.8 cm wingspan) streaky grey-brown moth Almost identical in appearance to P. enalaga, which is slightly larger and darker. These two species are easiest to separate by flight date; enalaga flies in May and June and postera in August. Also flies with the very similarSetagrotis radiola, which is slightly larger and has a less streaky pattern, in particular lacking the sinuous white line outlining the orbicular and reniform in postura. Described in 2004.

Scientific Name Protogygia postera Habitat Arid native grassland-sagebrush valley floodplains and slopes; badlands Seasonality Adults have been collected in Alberta in mid August. Identification
A medium-size (3.4-3.8 cm wingspan) streaky grey-brown moth Almost identical in appearance to P. enalaga, which is slightly larger and darker. These two species are easiest to separate by flight date; enalaga flies in…
A medium-size (3.4-3.8 cm wingspan) streaky grey-brown moth Almost identical in appearance to P. enalaga, which is slightly larger and darker. These two species are easiest to separate by flight date; enalaga flies in May and June and postera in August. Also flies with the very similarSetagrotis radiola, which is slightly larger and has a less streaky pattern, in particular lacking the sinuous white line outlining the orbicular and reniform in postura. Described in 2004.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. There is a single annual brood, which emerges in the August. The early stages are unknown Conservation A very local species; recently described and known in Canada from single sites in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Diet Info No information available. Range
Southern Washington to central eastern California, northern Arizona and New Mexico, east to Colorado, Wyoming and southwestern Saskatchewan. In Canada, known only from Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta and…
Southern Washington to central eastern California, northern Arizona and New Mexico, east to Colorado, Wyoming and southwestern Saskatchewan. In Canada, known only from Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta and Swift Current Saskatchewan.

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"Species Details - Protogygia postera, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6338/9-166524. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 53 specimens of this Species.

53 results plotted on map in 15 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM2561 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

UASM2581 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

UASM24704 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

UASM24705 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

UASM24706 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

UASM24707 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2001-08-14

UASM57293 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1996-08-19

UASM57294 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected1991-08-08/1991-08-10

UASM59780 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Alamosa county, Alamosa Collected ByHarp, Chuck Date Collected2005-07-22

UASM59781 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Colorado, Alamosa county, Alamosa Collected ByHarp, Chuck Date Collected2005-07-22

UASM117051 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM117052 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM117053 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM117054 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM117055 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM117056 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM117057 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM117058 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Lafontaine Date Collected2001-07-19

UASM117059 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM117060 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

UASM117061 - Protogygia postera

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lake county, Alkali Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-08-01

Adult Seasonal Distribution