Species Details

Bleptina caradrinalis

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Common NameBent-winged Owlet, Variable Snout-Moth SeasonalityAdults are on the wing late June and July. IdentificationA small (2.2-3.2 cm wingspan) dark grey-brown or purple brown moth. The male has rather narrow, pointed forewings, with the costa decidedly concave in the center (not as much so in the female). The antemedian and postmedian lines are jagged and rather indistinct, the median line is diffuse, and the subterminal line is narrow and yellowish and stands out against the dark ground. The orbicular is small or absent, and the reniform is larger and much more prominent, especially in the male. The hindwings are as dark as the forewings, crossed by two indistinct darker bands. The antennae are simple and ciliate; both sexes are similar but the female has a broader and less modified forewing.

Scientific Name Bleptina caradrinalis Common Name Bent-winged Owlet, Variable Snout-Moth Habitat Wooded and shrubby areas, especially near water. Seasonality Adults are on the wing late June and July. Identification
A small (2.2-3.2 cm wingspan) dark grey-brown or purple brown moth. The male has rather narrow, pointed forewings, with the costa decidedly concave in the center (not as much so in the female). The antemedian and…
A small (2.2-3.2 cm wingspan) dark grey-brown or purple brown moth. The male has rather narrow, pointed forewings, with the costa decidedly concave in the center (not as much so in the female). The antemedian and postmedian lines are jagged and rather indistinct, the median line is diffuse, and the subterminal line is narrow and yellowish and stands out against the dark ground. The orbicular is small or absent, and the reniform is larger and much more prominent, especially in the male. The hindwings are as dark as the forewings, crossed by two indistinct darker bands. The antennae are simple and ciliate; both sexes are similar but the female has a broader and less modified forewing.
Life History Adults are nocturnal and come to light. Conservation No concerns Diet Info No Alberta data. Elsewhere reported to feed on dead deciduous leaves; also Barberry (Berberis), clover (Trifolium) and hickory (Carya) leaves. Range
Nova Scotia west to British Columbia, south to Arizona. In Alberta, it has been collected from the wooded areas of valeys of the southern grasslands (Milk River) north into the southern Boreal forest to the Lac la Biche area.
Nova Scotia west to British Columbia, south to Arizona. In Alberta, it has been collected from the wooded areas of valeys of the southern grasslands (Milk River) north into the southern Boreal forest to the Lac la Biche area.

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"Species Details - Bleptina caradrinalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-895. Accessed 09 Jun. 2023.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 73 specimens of this Species.

73 results plotted on map in 35 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM12898 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Edmonton Collected ByBowman, K. Date Collected1943-07-20

UASM19970 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

UASM19974 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

UASM24524 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

UASM57954 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Troubridge, J. Date Collected2000-06-28/2000-06-29

BIRD5282 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Trochu Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2000-06-22

BIRD5283 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-27

BIRD5284 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-06-27

BIRD5285 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2002-07-09

BIRD5286 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-25

BIRD5287 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-25

BIRD5288 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-25

BIRD5289 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-25

BIRD5290 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Arrowwood Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2003-06-27

BIRD5291 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Beaverdam Provincial Recreation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-23

BIRD5292 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2004-07-18

UASM57532 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-06-16

UASM58518 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Jenner Collected ByAnweiler, G. G.; Schmidt, B. C. Date Collected2005-06-14

UASM77932 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-06-16

UASM77933 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Collected ByAnweiler, G. G. Date Collected2005-06-16

BIRD14982 - Bleptina caradrinalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-06-21

Adult Seasonal Distribution