Entomology Collection TitleImage Bugs Pinned
Species Page - Protitame
species list search results ->Protitame ->species page

E-mail this Page   
Print this Page   
Link to this Page   

scientific name    Protitame    

habitat
Associated with forests and mesic habitats where the the willow hosts (Salicaceae) grow

seasonality
Adults fly in Alberta in late spring and early summer.

identification
The adults are white or cream-white with few to no prominent markings. The genus is characterized by the unique, shortly pectinate male antennae and very short palpi (Forbes 1948).

life history
There are five larval instars and pupae overwinter. The oblong, green eggs are laid in clusters of up to about 80 on the host foliage, and larvae hatch in about 11 days (McGuffin 1972).

conservation
No concerns.

diet info
Species of which the larval habits are known all feed on members of the willow family (Salicaceae).

range
Only two species occur in Canada, P. matilda and P. virginalis. A North American genus, currently with eight described species (Hodges et al. 1983).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=26110



Comments (0)Add New Comment

Comments are published according to our submission guidelines. The EH Strickland Entomological Museum does not necessarily endorse the views expressed.

Add New Comment (all fields are required)
Validation:

CLICK TO ENLARGE
Related Species Info
Authorship
References (4)

 

Logo Department of Museums and Collections ServicesLogo University of Alberta