Species Details

Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum Read more about this collection »

IdentificationA medium-small moth (2.8-3.0 cm. wingspan) with grey-brown forewings and dirty white hindwings. Forewing marking reduced , but the antemedian and postmedian lines are at least partly traceable in many specimens. The most prominent marking is the dark bar forming the reniform spot, and in some specimens also a dark orbicular dot. The forewings darken toward the outer margin into a broad dark grey brown terminal shade. The hindwings are white, with a grey discal mark and some grey-brown shading along the outer margin. Antennae simple. Sexes similar.

Scientific Name Caradrina meralis Habitat In Alberta it has been collected throughout the grasslands region, the boreal forest and the mountains. Identification
A medium-small moth (2.8-3.0 cm. wingspan) with grey-brown forewings and dirty white hindwings. Forewing marking reduced , but the antemedian and postmedian lines are at least partly traceable in many specimens. The…
A medium-small moth (2.8-3.0 cm. wingspan) with grey-brown forewings and dirty white hindwings. Forewing marking reduced , but the antemedian and postmedian lines are at least partly traceable in many specimens. The most prominent marking is the dark bar forming the reniform spot, and in some specimens also a dark orbicular dot. The forewings darken toward the outer margin into a broad dark grey brown terminal shade. The hindwings are white, with a grey discal mark and some grey-brown shading along the outer margin. Antennae simple. Sexes similar.
Life History Poorly known. Adults are nocturnal. Range
A prairie species, found from New Jersey and New Hampshire, Ontario, Ohio and Wisconsin west across southern Canada to BC, south to California and Arizona. In Alberta it has been collected throughout the grasslands…
A prairie species, found from New Jersey and New Hampshire, Ontario, Ohio and Wisconsin west across southern Canada to BC, south to California and Arizona. In Alberta it has been collected throughout the grasslands region, as well as in the boreal forest near Ft. Assiniboine and the mountains at Waterton Lakes National Park.

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"Species Details - Caradrina meralis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6375. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Authorship

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

Specimen Information

There are 39 specimens of this Species.

39 results plotted on map in 17 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM59372 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park Collected BySchmidt, B. C.; Dombroskie, J.; Anweiler, G. G. Date Collected2006-08-14

UASM99416 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, CFB Suffield Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-08-13

UASM99438 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, CFB Suffield Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-08-13

UASM99484 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Pakowki Lake Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2008-08-10

UASM130707 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Jefferson county, Vanora Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-25

UASM130708 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Jefferson county, Vanora Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-25

UASM130709 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Seton Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1996-08-22

UASM130710 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Seton Lake Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1995-07-17

UASM130711 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Malheur county, Malheur River Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1998-09-13

UASM130712 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM130713 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM130714 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM130715 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM130716 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM130717 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edgerton Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Anweiler, G. Date Collected2001-08-12

UASM130718 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-07-22/1990-07-28

UASM130719 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-07-29/1990-08-04

UASM130720 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-09-23/1990-09-30

UASM130721 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-09-09/1990-09-15

UASM130722 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-07-22/1990-07-28

UASM130723 - Caradrina meralis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1990-07-22/1990-07-28

Adult Seasonal Distribution