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Species Dichagyris variabilis - Hodges#10889

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Dichagyris
Species variabilis (Dichagyris variabilis - Hodges#10889)
Hodges Number
10889
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously placed in the Genus Pseudorthosia.
Size
Forewing length from 15-19 mm, wingspan 36-40 mm.
Identification
Forewing is a pale yellowish brown to pale pinkish orange with dark orbicular and reniform spots. Reniform spot is somewhat flattened. Hindwings are whitish.(1)
Range
Western North America from southern British Columbia and Alberta to California, east to Montana, South Dakota, and Colorado.
Habitat
Dry open forests of pine and juniper, and grassy woodlands.
Season
Adults found mainly from late July to early October.
Food
Caterpillars feed on herbaceous vegetation.(2)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (Part), Noctuinae (Part-Agrotini), Fascicle 27.1
J. Donald Lafontaine. 2004. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
Jeffrey Miller, Paul Hammond. 2000. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-98-18.