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931142.008975Nycteola frigidana (Walker, 1863) – Frigid Owlet

John Davis
Distribution: Trans-Canada/western montane, Don Lafontaine (pers. comm., 01/23/2019).
Larva and
Host Plants:
Willow, alder and poplar based on CNC records for dissected specimens.
Similar Species:
  • 8975 N. frigidana tends to have an abundance of white scales in the am. band. It tends to lack the black line extending from the wing base of N. cinereana.
  • 8977 N. cinereana has a black line or streak extending from the wing base on the thorax, outward and downward toward the hind margin of the forewing, Don Lafontaine (pers. comm., 01/23/2019).
  • 8978 N. metaspilella has a somewhat hoary-gray ground color with the maculation often appearing faded, and often there is a black patch on the outer side of the antemedial line near the hind wing. If it has a basal streak it projects outwardly, Don Lafontaine (pers. comm., 01/23/2019).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
References
Nycteola frigidana
25mm – Jim Vargo
Nycteola frigidana
25mm – Jim Vargo
Nycteola frigidana
Canadian National Collection LG

Nycteola frigidana
Canadian National Collection LG

Nycteola frigidana
Moria Robinson - on Salix LG


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