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Species Eudryas brevipennis - Hodges#9300

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Agaristinae
Genus Eudryas (Wood Nymphs)
Species brevipennis (Eudryas brevipennis - Hodges#9300)
Hodges Number
9300
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eudryas brevipennis Stretch, 1872
Numbers
Two subspecies:
E. b. brevipennis: California
E. b. bonneville: Idaho, Utah
Size
Forewing length: 14-16 mm (1).
Identification
"This species is unmistakable west of the Rockies due to its distinctively patterned forewing and bright yellow hindwing" (1).
Range
Records from California, Utah, and Idaho (1).
Habitat
Associated with wetlands (1).
Season
Adults fly from April to September in California and from May to August in Idaho (2).
Food
Evening primroses (Oenothera spp.) and fireweed (Epilobium spp.) in the Onagraceae (1).
See Also
Eudryas grata and Eudryas unio are similar, but do not occur in the west. Xerociris wilsonii is also superficially similar, but is restricted to Texas and neighboring states.
Internet References
Species page at Pacific Northwest Moths (1)