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Species Brachylomia rectifascia - Hodges#9995

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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 Xylenina
Genus Brachylomia
Species rectifascia (Brachylomia rectifascia - Hodges#9995)
Hodges Number
9995
Explanation of Names
rectifascia: from the Latin "rectus" (straight) + "fascia" (a band); refers to the straight black band across the forewing
Numbers
one of 7 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan about 32 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing gray with pale reniform spot and straight black band crossing wing in median area; AM and PM lines double; hindwing whitish with gray shading
Range
British Columbia to central California, east to Colorado
Season
adults fly in summer: mostly August and September in California
Food
larvae feed on leaves of flowering trees and shrubs
See Also
Brachylomia discinigra forewing median band is not as dark and not as straight (compare images of both species at CBIF)
Internet References
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
6 pinned adult images and collection site map (All-Leps)
presence in Colorado; list (Paul Opler, Moths of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USGS)
presence in California; list of 7 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Oregon; list of 37 locally-collected specimens in collection (Oregon State U.)
distribution in Canada British Columbia only (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)