Species Details

Bomolocha edictalis

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Common NameLarge Bomolocha SeasonalityIn Alberta adults are on the wing from late June through late August, with the peak in the later hal IdentificationA medium-size (3.3-3.7.0 cm wingspan) broad-winged two-toned brown moth. Palps very long, more than twice the length of the head. The forewings are light brown to dark black-brown, with the area between the antemedian and postmedian lines usually darker than the rest of the wing and often linked in the middle by a wide rusty black bar. The orbicular is a small solid black oblong or oval, and the reniform a larger more angular spot or lunule. There is also usually a large dark blotch on the outer margin just below the pointed apex. In darker specimens, the paler antemedian and postmedian lines stand out against the dark ground. The amount of contrast between light and dark areas varies greatly in specimens. Hindwings sooty brown. Sexes similar, but females often lighter brown, with slightly broader, less pointed wings. Antennae filiform. B. edictalis resembles a large dark geometrid moth more than it does a noctuid.

Scientific Name Bomolocha edictalis Common Name Large Bomolocha Habitat Deciduous and mixedwood woodlands. Seasonality In Alberta adults are on the wing from late June through late August, with the peak in the later hal Identification
A medium-size (3.3-3.7.0 cm wingspan) broad-winged two-toned brown moth. Palps very long, more than twice the length of the head. The forewings are light brown to dark black-brown, with the area between the…
A medium-size (3.3-3.7.0 cm wingspan) broad-winged two-toned brown moth. Palps very long, more than twice the length of the head. The forewings are light brown to dark black-brown, with the area between the antemedian and postmedian lines usually darker than the rest of the wing and often linked in the middle by a wide rusty black bar. The orbicular is a small solid black oblong or oval, and the reniform a larger more angular spot or lunule. There is also usually a large dark blotch on the outer margin just below the pointed apex. In darker specimens, the paler antemedian and postmedian lines stand out against the dark ground. The amount of contrast between light and dark areas varies greatly in specimens. Hindwings sooty brown. Sexes similar, but females often lighter brown, with slightly broader, less pointed wings. Antennae filiform. B. edictalis resembles a large dark geometrid moth more than it does a noctuid.
Life History Poorly known. Adults are single brooded in Alberta, nocturnal and come to light. The immature stages are apparently unknown. Conservation A fairly widespread common species; no concerns. Diet Info Unknown. Range
Quebec and Maine south to Virginia and Kentucky, west to the foothills of Alberta and the Peace River area of BC. In Alberta found throughout the parklands and boreal forest, south to the Red Deer River and north to…
Quebec and Maine south to Virginia and Kentucky, west to the foothills of Alberta and the Peace River area of BC. In Alberta found throughout the parklands and boreal forest, south to the Red Deer River and north to at least Gregoire Lake.
Bomolocha edictalis
Bomolocha edictalis
Bomolocha edictalis

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"Species Details - Bomolocha edictalis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-934. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Authorship

Name Anweiler, G. G.
Role species page author
Date 2003-11-15

References

Specimen Information

There are 41 specimens of this Species.

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

BIRD14999 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-08-06

BIRD15000 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-08-06

BIRD15001 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-08-20

BIRD15002 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2005-08-20

BIRD17997 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-07-13

BIRD17998 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-07-13

BIRD17999 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Stettler Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2006-07-13

BIRD20802 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-07-21

BIRD20803 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-07-21

BIRD20804 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Big Knife Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2007-08-29

BIRD22111 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-08-10

BIRD22112 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Buffalo Lake Conservation Area Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2008-08-10

BIRD31633 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-26

BIRD31634 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-26

BIRD31635 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Rochon Sands Provincial Park Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-07-26

BIRD31636 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Alix Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-08-17

BIRD31637 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2009-08-22

BIRD35113 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Erskine Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2011-07-23

CBCC1308 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Moose Lake Provincial Park Collected ByChristensen, C. B. Date Collected2005-07-21

BIRD36858 - Bomolocha edictalis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Winfield Collected ByBird, C. D. Date Collected2013-07-14

Adult Seasonal Distribution