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Species Lasionycta uniformis - Hodges#10346

Lasionycta uniformis
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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 Lasionycta
Species uniformis (Lasionycta uniformis - Hodges#10346)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lasionycta uniformis - (Smith, 1893)
Lasionycta Aurivillius - Smith, 1892
Scotogramma uniformis - Smith, 1893b
Lasiestra uniformis - McDunnough, 1938
Lasionycta uniformis - Lafontaine et al, 1986
25 species in this Genus in North America
FW length 14-17mm
See Pacific Northwest Moths here
Pacific North West including S. Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, (Canada and Alaska), Washington, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado and California (USA)
High elevation mountain habitats.
Summer, mostly July and August. Adults are partly diurnal. They fly mostly at night but can be on Silene acaulis flowers during the day.
Host Plant is uncertain
Life Cycle
One Brood
Identified by Lars Crabo who has written a paper on Lasionycta.
See Also
Lasionycta luteola, Lasionycta brunnea, and Lasionycta caesia.
Internet References
Images and Info at Moth Photographers Group
Images and Info at Pacific Northwest Moths