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Species Dargida rubripennis - The Pink-Streak - Hodges#10434

The Pink-Streak - Dargida rubripennis Mystery moth - Dargida rubripennis Heliocheilus julia  - Dargida rubripennis Dargida rubripennis - The Pink-Streak  - Dargida rubripennis The Pink Streak - Dargida rubripennis Cucullia sp? - Dargida rubripennis Pink Streak - Dargida rubripennis The Pink-streak - Dargida rubripennis
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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 Hadenini
Genus Dargida
Species rubripennis (The Pink-Streak - Hodges#10434)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Pink Streak Moth
The Pink Streak
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dargida rubripennis (Grote & Robinson, 1870)
Faronta rubripennis Grote & Robinson, 1870
Phylogenetic sequence # 932931 (1)
Explanation of Names
rubripennis (L). 'red wing' - reference to the forewing color
Wingspan 32-37 mm. (2)
Forewing yellowish-white, streaked with dull pink above and below whitish streak along main (cubital) vein; outer margin of forewing and white hindwing shaded with dull pink.
[adapted from description by Charles Covell]
mostly e US to KS & TX - Map (3)
The flight periods appear to be January to February and July to October. (MPG)
Switchgrass (4) and possibly other grasses
Rare northward; may be locally common southward (2)