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Species Cobubatha dividua - Hodges#9018

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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 Cobubathinae
Genus Cobubatha
Species dividua (Cobubatha dividua - Hodges#9018)
Hodges Number
9018
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cobubatha dividua (Grote)
Orig. Comb: Eustrotia dividua Grote, 1879
Syn: Oribates opiparus Edwards, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #931277
Numbers
9 spp. of Cobubatha north of Mexico (1) plus several known species to be described.
Size
Forewing length 8-9 mm (Powell & Opler, 2009).(2)
Identification
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.
Range
CA-TX (Powell & Opler, 2009) plus KS-OK-AR (MPG, BG data)
Season
Knudson & Boerderlon states Texas adults fly from March to October. Mustelin says southern California adults fly from January to November. (2)
Food
One known larval host plant is Justica californica (beloperone), which is found in southern California and Arizona. (Comstock & Dammers)(2)
* usda.gov USDA plant information
Life Cycle
There are likely multiple broods. (2)
See Also
Other Cobubatha species lack the forewing combination of being dark basally and pale distally.
Print References
Edwards, Hy. 1881. Notes on some North American lepidoptera. Papilio 1(7): 117 (Oribates opiparus)
Grote, A.R. 1879. A new Eustrotia and Thalpochares. 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)
Internet References
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.
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.