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Species Ulolonche disticha - Hodges#10573

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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 Eriopygini
Genus Ulolonche
Species disticha (Ulolonche disticha - Hodges#10573)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ulolonche disticha (Morrison, 1875)
Hyssia disticha (Hampson, 1905)
Caradrina disticha Morrison, 1875
Phylogenetic sequence # 933124
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 9 species of the genus Ulolonche in America north of Mexico. (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011) reduced the genus to 8 species by including U. marloffi as a synonym of U. fasciata. (2)
Forewing length 12-14 mm.(3)
The original description as Caradrina disticha Morrison, and the Hampson 1905 description as Hyssia disticha are in the print references below.
Adult: forewing light grayish-brown on basal half, medium grayish-brown on distal half, separated by blackish diagonal band that contains a right-angled notch touching lower corner of pale reniform spot; dark patch at costa inside subterminal line; hindwing dark gray, paler toward base.
Southern California to Texas, north to Alberta. (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (3)
The flight period is March through October. (9)
Apparently two flights in Texas.
Larval host and life history unknown.(3)
Print References
Hampson, G.F., 1905. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 287.
Morrison, H.K., 1874. A list of a collection of Texan Noctuidae, with descriptions of the new species. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 217.
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 56, fig. 21; p. 306.(3)