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Species Sympistis columbia - Hodges#10118

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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species columbia (Sympistis columbia - Hodges#10118)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympistis columbia (McDunnough, 1922) (1)
Oncocnemis columbia McDunnough, 1922 (2)
FWL: 14 to 15 mm (3).
See identification information at Pacific Northwest Moths (PNWM) (4).
From British Columbia south to at least Mono County, California (3).
"This species is relatively common in mixed hardwood-conifer forests at middle to high elevations in the Cascades and Rocky Mountains" (4).
Larvae active during June and July, adults on wing from early July to September (3), (4).
Print References
McDunnough, J.H. 1922."Some Apparently Undescribed Noctuidae (Lepid.)" The Canadian Entomologist, 54: 237 (2).
Troubridge, J.T. 2008. A generic realignment of the Oncocnemidini sensu (Hodges, 1983) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Oncocnemidinae), with description of a new genus and 50 new species. Zootaxa, 1903: 1-95 (1).
Internet References