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Species Lacinipolia davena - Hodges#10407

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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 Lacinipolia
Species davena (Lacinipolia davena - Hodges#10407)
Hodges Number
wingspan about 27 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing dark gray to blackish to PM line; subterminal area pale gray; beyond ST line slight darker; reniform spot pale; orbicular spot and AM line dark, edged in black; hindwing brownish-gray with dark veins and discal lunule, and double terminal line; head and body dark except for pale scales on collar and both shoulders (tegulae)
California to British Columbia and Alberta
adults fly from June to September
See Also
Lacinipolia comis forewing has round white patch at anal angle; L. olivacea has noticealby paler basal area (compare images of all 3 species at CBIF)
also see Jim Vargo's MPG link below for photos of many other Lacinipolia species
Internet References
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Phototgraphers Group)
12 pinned adult images and collection site map (All-Leps)
similar species (Jeff Miller, Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands)
presence in California 23 specimen records with locations and dates (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Oregon; list 100 pinned specimens in collection including locally collected specimens (Oregon State U.)
distribution in Canada Alberta and British Columbia only (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)