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Species Drasteria ochracea - Hodges#8626

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Drasteria
Species ochracea (Drasteria ochracea - Hodges#8626)
Hodges Number
8626
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Drasteria ochracea (Behr, 1870)
Syneda ochracea Behr, 1870
Phylogenetic sequence # 930898 (1)
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 20-21 mm. (2)
Identification
Powell & Opler (2009) describe the larvae as having longitudinal bands of yellow and tan bordered by darker shades. Head with six distinct bands. (2)
Range
British Columbia to California, Arizona, New Mexico, and western Colorado. (2)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the larvae feed on blue and red elderberry Sambucus species. (2)
Print References
Behr, H.,1870. Synopsis Noctuidarum hucusque in California repertarum. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 3: 25.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 258; pl. 44, fig. 12. (2)