Species Details

Phalaenostola hanhami

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Common NameHanham's Snout-Moth SeasonalityAdults are on the wing in July and August. IdentificationA small (2.5 cm wingspan) dark chocolate brown or puple-grey moth. The forewings are dark, with the antemedian and postmedian lines indistinct but visible, and with the subterminal line better marked in blackish scales, outlined on the distal side in contrasting paler scales. The most prominent marking is the short, black crescent or bent bar indicating the reniform. The hindwings are lighter brown, crossed by two narrow indistinct and incomplete darker bands. Much darker than P. metonalis, which also has much broader bipectinate antennae and longer palps.

Scientific Name Phalaenostola hanhami Common Name Hanham's Snout-Moth Habitat Woodlands. Seasonality Adults are on the wing in July and August. Identification
A small (2.5 cm wingspan) dark chocolate brown or puple-grey moth. The forewings are dark, with the antemedian and postmedian lines indistinct but visible, and with the subterminal line better marked in blackish…
A small (2.5 cm wingspan) dark chocolate brown or puple-grey moth. The forewings are dark, with the antemedian and postmedian lines indistinct but visible, and with the subterminal line better marked in blackish scales, outlined on the distal side in contrasting paler scales. The most prominent marking is the short, black crescent or bent bar indicating the reniform. The hindwings are lighter brown, crossed by two narrow indistinct and incomplete darker bands. Much darker than P. metonalis, which also has much broader bipectinate antennae and longer palps.
Life History The adults are nocturnal and come to light. Conservation Scarce at the edge of its range in Alberta, but no reasons for concern. Diet Info Apparently unknown. The closely related P. metonalis is reported to feed on dead leaves. Range
Nova Scotia west across Canada to central Alberta, south to Massachusetts and New York. In Alberta, it has been taken several times along the southern edge of the boreal forest, east to the Edmonton area and north to…
Nova Scotia west across Canada to central Alberta, south to Massachusetts and New York. In Alberta, it has been taken several times along the southern edge of the boreal forest, east to the Edmonton area and north to Lac la Biche.

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"Species Details - Phalaenostola hanhami, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-904. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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Specimen Information

There are 9 specimens of this Species.

9 results plotted on map in 6 markers.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

UASM7084 - Phalaenostola hanhami

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Tofield Collected BySchmidt, B. C. Date Collected2000-07-11

BIRD5281 - Phalaenostola hanhami

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

BIRD14981 - Phalaenostola hanhami

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-07-22

UASM186388 - Phalaenostola hanhami

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Long Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-07-20

UASM186389 - Phalaenostola hanhami

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Long Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-08-07

UASM186390 - Phalaenostola hanhami

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Long Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-08-07

UASM186391 - Phalaenostola hanhami

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Ontario, Long Point Collected ByTroubridge, J. Date Collected2004-08-07

UASM186392 - Phalaenostola hanhami

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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

UASM186393 - Phalaenostola hanhami

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedUnited States: Michigan, Chippewa county, Drummond Island Collected ByTroubridge; Lafontaine Date Collected2003-07-31

Adult Seasonal Distribution