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Species Protorthodes curtica - Hodges#10546

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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 Protorthodes
Species curtica (Protorthodes curtica - Hodges#10546)
Hodges Number
10546
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protorthodes curtica (Smith, 1890)
Taeniocampa curtica Smith, 1890
Taeniocampa bostura Smith, 1908
Size
Forewing length 12-16 mm. (1)
Larva matures to about 24 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - see Lafontaine, Walsh & Ferris (2014) below. (1)
Larva - see Crumb (1956) below. (2)
Range
Southern British Columbia to southern California, the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana, and the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. (1)
Habitat
Dry forests. (1)
Season
Adults fly late June until mid-October. (1)
Food
Crumb (1956) reported the larval hosts as strawberry, mullein, Balsamorhiza spp., rabbit brush and other herbs. (2)
See Also
Protorthodes incincta - ranges generally east of P. curtica. See Lafontaine, Walsh & Ferris (2014) where they overlap. (1)
Print References
Crumb, S.E., 1956. The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 126 (2)
Lafontaine, J.D, J.B. Walsh & C.D. Ferris 2014. A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini). ZooKeys 421: 139-179 (multiple formats) (1)
Smith, J.B. 1890. New species of Taeniocampa. Entomologica Americana 6(7): 122
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species
Lafontaine, J.D, J.B. Walsh & C.D. Ferris. 2014. ZooKeys 421: 139-179.
2.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.