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Species Anhimella contrahens - Hodges#10530

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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 Eriopygini
Genus Anhimella
Species contrahens (Anhimella contrahens - Hodges#10530)
Hodges Number
10530
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anhimella contrahens (Walker, 1860)
Celaena? contrahens Walker, 1860
Mamestra thecata Morrison, 1875
Size
Forewing length: 12-13 mm (1).
Identification
"This species can usually be recognized despite the variation in color and degree of mottling by the small size, dull-color, toothed lines with pale filling and smooth courses across the wing, and pale spots with dark filling" (2).
Range
"From the Northwest Territories and British Columbia across Canada to Nova Scotia and south to California, Arizona, Colorado, and in the East, to New Jersey" (1).
Habitat
"This species is widely distributed in forest and riparian habitats" (2)
Season
Late June to early August (1).
Food
Captive larvae will feed on dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), but the preferred wild host is unknown (1).
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Pacific Northwest Moths