Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cobubatha dividua (Grote)
Orig. Comb: Eustrotia dividua Grote, 1879
Syn: Oribates opiparus Edwards, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #931277
9 spp. of Cobubatha
north of Mexico (1)
plus several known species to be described.
Forewing length 8-9 mm (Powell & Opler, 2009).(2)
Adult: forewing mostly dark in basal third, mostly pale tan in distal two-thirds; AM line dark grayish-brown, its distal margin fairly straight, it's basal margin irregular/jagged; fringe black; hindwing uniformly brownish-gray.
CA-TX (Powell & Opler, 2009) plus KS-OK-AR (MPG, BG data)
Knudson & Boerderlon states Texas adults fly from March to October. Mustelin says southern California adults fly from January to November. (2)
One known larval host plant is Justica californica
(beloperone), which is found in southern California and Arizona. (Comstock & Dammers)(2)
USDA plant information
There are likely multiple broods. (2)
Other Cobubatha species lack the forewing combination of being dark basally and pale distally.
Edwards, Hy. 1881. Notes on some North American lepidoptera. Papilio 1(7): 117
Grote, A.R. 1879. A new Eustrotia
. North American Entomologist 1(6): 46
Lafontaine, J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p.45.(1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.280. pl.50.14 (2)
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems
- species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
4 pinned adult images
(Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
pinned adult image
of pinned adult in collection.(CBIF)
presence in California; list
of 5 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
Moth Photographers Group
- photos of pinned Cobubatha dividua
and related species.