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Species Homorthodes communis - Alder Quaker - Hodges#10533

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Eriopygini
Genus Homorthodes
Species communis (Alder Quaker - Hodges#10533)
Hodges Number
one of 14 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan 25-27 mm, based on two Internet photos
Adult: forewing yellowish-brown with fine black irregular AM and PM lines; other markings faint except for dark shading in lower half of reniform spot; ST line usually visible but not prominent; hindwing light gray, paler toward base; fringe white to pale yellowish
California to British Columbia
adults fly from June to October in California
larvae feed on leaves of alder (Alnus spp.)
See Also
other Homorthodes species have either less distinct/more smudged AM and PM lines or a more noticeable pattern of dark shading on the forewing (see comparison photos by Jim Vargo in Internet References link below)