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Species Sympistis sokar - Hodges#10113.2

Sympistis sokar Moth - Sympistis sokar
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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species sokar (Sympistis sokar - Hodges#10113.2)
Hodges Number
10113.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympistis sokar Troubridge, 2008 (1)
Size
Forewing length: 15-16 mm. (2), wingspan: 28-34 mm (1) (3).
Identification
See references below.
Range
Western Great Basin from northern Nevada to central Washington (1) (3).
Habitat
Habitat dry canyons with thin soil or basalt cliffs. Elevations ~ 2,700-5,800 ft (1) (3).
Season
Late July-September (1) (3).
Food
"No information is presently available regarding larval foodplants of this species, but beardtongues (Penstemon spp.) in the Scrophulariaceae are suspected based upon the habitat and preferences of many related species" (2).
See Also
Sympistis chorda and S. dischorda are very similar. Separated from S. chorda by range. Separated from S. dischorda by habitat. Sympistis youngi is also very similar.
Internet References
Species page at Pacific Northwest Moths (2)