Species Details

Cucullia omissa

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Common NameOmitted Cucullia; Alberta Falconer IdentificationA medium-size (approximately 4.6-5.0 cm. wingspan) long-winged moth dark grey moth. Most similar to C. florea, but omissa has the costa and lower margin of the forewings darker than the rest of the wing (more evenly colored in florea) and a diffuse brown shade running from the orbicular spot to the apex. Cucullia similaris is paler grey with more contrasting spots. There are also differences in the genitalia. Poole (1995) illustrates the adults and the genitalia of both sexes.

Scientific Name Cucullia omissa Common Name Omitted Cucullia; Alberta Falconer Habitat We know little of its specific habitat, but it likely occurs in meadows and other open habitats, including openings in wooded areas. Identification
A medium-size (approximately 4.6-5.0 cm. wingspan) long-winged moth dark grey moth. Most similar to C. florea, but omissa has the costa and lower margin of the forewings darker than the rest of the wing (more evenly…
A medium-size (approximately 4.6-5.0 cm. wingspan) long-winged moth dark grey moth. Most similar to C. florea, but omissa has the costa and lower margin of the forewings darker than the rest of the wing (more evenly colored in florea) and a diffuse brown shade running from the orbicular spot to the apex. Cucullia similaris is paler grey with more contrasting spots. There are also differences in the genitalia. Poole (1995) illustrates the adults and the genitalia of both sexes.
Life History
There is a single annual brood, with adults in early summer (late June - mid July). Like other Cucullia species, the adults are nocturnal and they come to light. The early stages have not been described. There is a…
There is a single annual brood, with adults in early summer (late June - mid July). Like other Cucullia species, the adults are nocturnal and they come to light. The early stages have not been described. There is a single host plant record from Nova Scotia, where a specimen was reared from a larva on Aster umbellatus (Mill.) (Asteraceae) (Poole, 1995)
Range
A widespread moth, found from Newfoundland south through central southern BC south to UT. New England in the east to Vancouver Island in the west and south to central NV, northern AZ and CO. In Alberta it has…
A widespread moth, found from Newfoundland south through central southern BC south to UT. New England in the east to Vancouver Island in the west and south to central NV, northern AZ and CO. In Alberta it has apparently been collected only along the mountains, from the Crowsnest Pass area north to Nordegg.

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"Species Details - Cucullia omissa, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6381. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Authorship

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

References

Specimen Information

There are 12 specimens of this Species.

12 results plotted on map in 11 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM15929 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1921-07-19

UASM15975 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Nordegg Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1937-06-28

UASM59879 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Okanagan Falls

UASM59880 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Kananaskis Country, Hailstone Butte Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1993-07-19

UASM162173 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Stittsville Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2003-06-28

UASM162174 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Lane county, Frissell Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1996-07-13

UASM162175 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Oregon, Harney county, Frenchglen Collected ByTroubridge, J.; Crabo, L. Date Collected1994-06-04

UASM162176 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: New Brunswick, Saint-Basile Collected ByHensel, H. Date Collected1995-06-20

UASM162177 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM162178 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1997-08-01

UASM162179 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Mount Kobau Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected1999-07-16

UASM188899 - Cucullia omissa

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: British Columbia, Avola Collected ByAnweiler Date Collected1994-06-20

Adult Seasonal Distribution