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Species Euclidia ardita - Hodges#8732

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Euclidiini
Genus Euclidia
Species ardita (Euclidia ardita - Hodges#8732)
Hodges Number
8732
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Franclemont, 1957
Size
forewing length 1.4 - 1.8 cm (1)
Identification
Larvae - slender, yellow and tan (1)
Range
coastal Oregon and California west of the Cascade-Sierra Nevada divide (1)
Season
strictly diurnal adults fly March to early June (1)
Food
larval host is deerweed, Lotus scoparius (Fabaceae) according to McFarland, who observed wild females fluttering near the plants (1)
Remarks
In flight Euclidia greatly resemble skippers of the genus Erynnis; they flush from the ground and fly rapidly for 20 meters or so before dropping back to the ground (E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum)
See Also
Very similar to Euclidia cuspidea, the Toothed Somberwing.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.