Hemileuca nevadensis    



common name     Nevada Buckmoth

habitat
Stabilized sand dunes with trembling aspen.

seasonality
Probably late August to late September. The only AB date is in early September.

identification
The black wings with the broad, white median band on both the fore- and hindwings, in combination with the tuft of reddish hair on the abdominal tip, make this striking moth unmistakable in Alberta.

life history
The eggs are deposited in bands on the twigs of the host plant or on plants near the hostplant, and likely overwinter.

conservation
Colonies of this species are very localized, and are known from only a few localities in Canada.

diet info
A colony of larvae collected from Trembling Aspen near North Battleford, SK by the Forest Insect Survey were reared to maturity and are located in the Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton.

range
Eastern Alberta east to southwestern Manitoba, south to southwestern states.

people
species page editorRobinson, E. 
species page authorSchmidt, B. C. 

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=269

 

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