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Species Dichagyris madida - Hodges#10885

pale brown moth - Dichagyris madida Dichagyris madida - female Dichagyris madida Dichagyris madida Moth - Dichagyris madida
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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Dichagyris
Species madida (Dichagyris madida - Hodges#10885)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichagyris madida (Guenée, 1852)
Richia hahama described in 1919 by Dyar, who originally placed it in genus Agrotis
one of 27 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan about 46 mm, based on photo by Bruce Walsh
Adult: forewing light pinkish-brown with slightly darker median area; orbicular and reniform spots large, pale; PM line yellowish, with small dark streaks near middle where veins cross; hindwing has pale rosy sheen and distinct veins
Arizona, based on 1 Internet record and 1 BugGuide posting
adults fly in June, based on 1 Internet record and 1 BugGuide posting
Thanks to Jan Metlevski for identifying this image.
See Also
Dichagyris lobato forewing is light greenish-yellow (not pinkish-brown), median area is not noticeably darker than remainder of wing, and hindwing is white (not pale rosy)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
pinned adult image plus date and location (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)