Acontiini, Guenee, 1841

Pohl, Greg, Anweiler, Gary, Schmidt, Christian & Kondla, Norbert, 2010, An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada, ZooKeys 38 (38), pp. 1-549: 259-264

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http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.38.383

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Acontiini 

1768 * R Ponometia semiflava (Guenée, 1852)  L May – L Jul – b G T: Forbes (1954)

L: Bowman (1951) C: CNC, OLDS, UASM

1769 * R Ponometia binocula (Grote, 1875) M Jun  – L Jul – – G T: Forbes (1954)

L: Bowman (1951) C: CNC, UASM

1770 * R Ponometia tortricina (Zeller, 1872)  M May – E Aug – b G T: Forbes (1954)

L: Bowman (1951) C: CNC, OLDS, UASM

1771 * R Ponometia elegantula (Edwards, 1878)  M May – M Jul – – G L: None C: CNC, OLDS, UASM

1772 * R Ponometia sutrix (Grote, 1880) L Jun  – L Jul – – G L: None C: UASM, CNC

1773 * R Tarache augustipennis Grote, 1875  M May – M Aug m b G L: Bowman (1951) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, UASM

63.4. Pantheinae 

A small group of robust, medium to large moths (40–60 mm wingspan). Although placed in their own family ( Pantheidae  ) by Kitching and Rawlins (1999), these moths have since been moved to the Noctuidae  as a subfamily by Fibiger and Lafontaine (2005) and Lafontaine and Fibiger (2006), largely on the basis of recent molecular work by Mitchell et al. (2000, 2005b). Adults of Panthea  have reduced mouthparts and apparently cannot feed.

The subfamily contains approximately 20 species in North America, divided among six genera. Four species in two genera occur in AB. The largest genus, Panthea  , was recently revised by Anweiler (2009).

1774 * R Panthea acronyctoides (Walker, 1861)  L May – M Jul M B – T: Anweiler (2009) L: [ Bowman (1951)], Prentice (1962), Ives and Wong (1988), Anweiler (2009) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM

1775 * R Panthea virginarius (Grote, 1880) L Jun  – L Jul M b – T: Anweiler (2009) L: [ Bowman (1951)], Prentice (1962), Anweiler (2009) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, UASM

1776 * R Panthea furcilla (Packard, 1864) M Jun  – M Aug M B – T: Anweiler (2009) L: Prentice (1962), Ives and Wong (1988), Anweiler (2009) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, UASM

1776.1 * P Colocasia flavicornis (Smith, 1884)  ? – B – T: Smith and Dyar (1898), Forbes (1954)

1777 R Colocasia propinquilinea (Grote, 1873)  M May – E Jun – B – T: Forbes (1954) L: None C: CNC, UASM

63.5. Dilobinae 

Medium-sized (30–50 mm wingspan) gray, black, and white moths. Historically, most members of this subfamily were included in the Pantheinae  , but Kitching and Rawlins (1999) segregated the two member genera ( Raphia Hübner, 1821  and Diloba Boisduval, 1840  ) into their own separate subfamilies, the Raphiinae  and the Dilobinae  , respectively. Most recently, Fibiger et al. (2009) combined the Raphiinae  in an expanded concept of the Dilobinae  . Th e Dilobinae  , Acronictinae  and Pantheinae  share many structural characteristics, possibly indicating a common evolutionary origin ( Fibiger and Lafontaine 2005; Fibiger et al. 2009). Larvae of most species feed on the foliage of Salicaceae  .

The subfamily Dilobinae  is Holarctic in distribution and comprises 13 described species. Six species occur in North America, one in AB. There have been no recent revisions of the subfamily, but the AB species ( Raphia frater  ) was treated by Forbes (1954), Covell (1984), and Handfield (1999). Th e larva was illustrated in Wagner et al. (1997).

1778 * R Raphia frater Grote, 1864  L May – M Jul M B G T: Forbes (1954), Covell (1984), Handfield (1999) L: Bowman (1951), Prentice (1962), Ives and Wong (1988), Pohl et al. (2004b) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM

63.6. Acronictinae  – dagger moths

Mostly medium-sized (30–60 mm wingspan) gray and white moths with black markings. Many species have very attractive larvae covered with long dense setae. The larvae of most North American species feed on the foliage of closely related groups of woody trees or shrubs, although a few species are polyphagous or feed on herbs.

The subfamily is Holarctic in distribution, with about 90 species in eight genera in North America; 24 species in four genera occur in AB. Most species are currently placed in the large genus Acronicta  , which is known to be polyphyletic and is badly in need of revision. Th e group was last revised over 100 years ago by Smith and Dyar (1898). Most of the AB species were discussed by Forbes (1954), Covell (1984), and Handfield (1999).

1779 * R Acronicta americana (Harris, 1841)  L May – E Jul – b G T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951), Prentice (1962) C: CNC, NFRC, UASM

1780 * R Acronicta dactylina Grote, 1874  L May – L Jul m B G T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956), Prentice (1962) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM

1781 * R Acronicta lepusculina Guenée, 1852 E Jun  – E Jul M B G T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956), Prentice (1965) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, UASM

1782 * R Acronicta cyanescens Hampson, 1909 L Jun  – E Jul M – – T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: None C: UASM

1783 * R H Acronicta vulpina Guenée, 1883  L May – E Jul M B G T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: [ Bowman (1951)], [ Prentice (1962)], Pohl et al. (2004b) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM

1784 R Acronicta innotata Guenée, 1855  L May – M Jul M B g T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951), Prentice (1962), Pohl et al. (2004b) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, UASM

1785 R Acronicta radcliffei (Harvey, 1875) E Jun  – E Jul – b g T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: None C: CNC, UASM

1786 * R Acronicta tritona (Hübner, 1818) M Jun  – B – T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: None C: CNC

1787 * R Acronicta grisea Walker, 1856  L May – M Jul M B g T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956), Prentice (1962), Pohl et al. (2004b) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM

1788 * R Acronicta falcula (Grote, 1877)  E – L Jun; E Sep M – G T: Smith and Dyar (1898) (2Br) L: None C: CNC, UASM

1788.1 * P Acronicta funeralis (Grote and Robinson, 1866)  May – Jul – – G T: Smith and Dyar (1898)

1789 * R Acronicta quadrata Grote, 1874 E Jun  – M Jul M – G T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, UASM

1790 * R Acronicta superans (Guenée, 1852)  L May – M Jul m b g T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: None C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, UASM

1791 * R Acronicta hasta Guenée, 1852  M May – L Jun – b g T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM

1792 * R Acronicta interrupta Guenée, 1852 M Aug  – – G T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: None C: CNC

1793 R Acronicta fragilis Guenée, 1852  L May – M Jul – B g T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951), Prentice (1965), Pohl et al. (2004b) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, UASM

1794 * R Acronicta impleta Walker, 1856  M May – L Jul – B G T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956), Pohl et al. (2004b) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM

1795 * R Acronicta sperata Grote, 1873  M May – L Jun – B G T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, PMAE, UASM

1796 * R Acronicta impressa Walker, 1856 L Apr  – E Aug M B G T: Smith and Dyar (1898), Rings et al. (1992) L: Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956), Prentice (1965), Pohl et al. (2004b) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, UASM

1797 * R Acronicta longa Guenée, 1852  L May – L Jun – – G T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: None C: CNC, UASM

1797.1 * P Acronicta perdita Grote, 1874  May – Jul M – – T: Smith and Dyar (1898)

1798 R Acronicta oblinita (Smith, 1797)  L May – E Jul – B g T: Smith and Dyar (1898) L: Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS, UASM

1799 * R Acronicta lanceolaria (Grote, 1875)  M May – E Jun – b G T: Smith and Dyar (1898)

L: Ives and Wong (1988) C: CNC, UASM

1800 * R Acronicta lupini Grote, 1873  L May – L Jul M – –

T: Smith and Dyar (1898)

L: Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956) C: CNC, NFRC,

UASM

1801 * R Simyra insularis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1868)  L May – E Jun; – B G T: Forbes (1954) E Aug – E Sep

L: Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956) C: CNC, NFRC, (2Br?)

OLDS, UASM

1802 * R Harrisimemna trisignata (Walker, 1856) E Jun  – L Jun – B g

T: Forbes (1954)

L: Pohl et al. (2004b) C: CNC, NFRC, OLDS,

UASM

63.7. Cuculliinae  – sharks

Medium-sized (40–60 mm wingspan) nocturnal moths with elongate, pointed wings. The group is defined by five adult and larval characters. Cuculliinae  as currently defined comprises mainly the large genus Cucullia  and a few very similar genera. Historically, the subfamily Cuculliinae  was large but polyphyletic. It was redefined and greatly reduced in size by Poole (1995), Kitching and Rawlings (1999) and most recently by Fibiger and Lafontaine (2005) and Lafontaine and Fibiger (2006). Th e larvae of most species feed on flowers and fruits of herbaceous plants, in particular Asteraceae  .

There are about 40 Cuculliinae  species in four genera in North America   ; 12 species (all in the genus Cucullia  ) are known in AB. Th e group was revised by Poole (1995).

1802.1 * P Cucullia asteroides Guenée, 1852  ? – b g T: Poole (1995)

1803 R Cucullia montanae Grote, 1882 E Jul  – M Aug – – G T: Poole (1995) L: Dod (1916), Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956), Poole (1995) C: CNC, UASM

1804 * R Cucullia similaris Smith, 1892 M Jul  – Aug – – G T: Poole (1995) L: Dod (1916), Bowman (1951), Hooper (1992), Poole (1995) C: CNC

1805 * R Cucullia omissa Dod, 1916 L Jun  – M Jul M b – T: Poole (1995) L: Dod (1916), Bowman (1951), Crumb (1956), Poole (1995) C: CNC, OLDS, UASM, USNM

1806 R Cucullia florea Guenée, 1852 E Jun  – L Jul M B – T: Poole (1995) L: Bowman (1951), Poole (1995) C: CNC, PMAE,

UASM

1807 R Cucullia postera Guenée, 1852 E Jun  – E Aug M B g T: Poole (1995)

L: Dod (1916), Bowman (1951), Poole (1995) C:

CNC, UASM

1807.1 * P Cucullia convexipennis Grote and Robinson, 1868  ? – – G T: Poole (1995)

1808 R Cucullia intermedia Speyer, 1870  E May – M Jul M B G T: Poole (1995)

L: Bowman (1951), Poole (1995) C: CNC, NFRC,

OLDS, PMAE, UASM

1809 R Cucullia speyeri Lintner, 1874  M May – L Jul – b G T: Poole (1995)

L: Bowman (1951), Poole (1995) C: CNC, UASM

1810 * R Cucullia dorsalis Smith, 1892  L May – – G T: Poole (1995)

L: Crumb (1956) C: CNC, UASM

1811 R Cucullia antipoda Strecker, 1878  L May – L Jun – – G T: Poole (1995)

L: Poole (1995) C: CNC, UASM

1812 R Cucullia luna Morrison, 1875 L Jun  – M Aug – – G T: Poole (1995)

L: Bowman (1951), Poole (1995) C: CNC, UASM

1813 * R Cucullia strigata (Smith, 1892) E Jun M  – – T: Poole (1995)

L: Poole (1995) C: CNC, NFRC, UASM

1814 * R Cucullia albida (Smith, 1894)  M ApriL – L May M b g T: Poole (1995)

L: Bowman (1951), Poole (1995) C: CNC, UASM,

USNM