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Species Ufeus hulstii - Hodges#11052.1

Dark Brown Moth with interesting lines - Ufeus hulstii
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Ufeina
Genus Ufeus
Species hulstii (Ufeus hulstii - Hodges#11052.1)
Hodges Number
11052.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ufeus hulstii Smith, 1908
Size
Forewing length: 20-21 mm (1).
Identification
"Forewing markings limited to light and dark gray antemedial and postmedial lines. The forewing color is even with a gloss when fresh. The antemedial and postmedial lines are similar, dark gray adjacent to the median area and light gray outside the median area. The antemedial line is irregular, zig-zagged near the trailing margin. The postmedial line is smoothly convex toward the outer margin, smooth with short teeth on the veins. No other markings are present" (1).
Range
Records from British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho (1).
Habitat
In the Pacific Northwest, this species is "most commonly collected on dry ridges at middle to high elevations along the east slope of the Cascade Range" (1).
Season
July-August (1).
Food
Unknown (1).
See Also
Ufeus satyricus, which flies in late fall and early spring. These species can usually be separated by date alone.
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