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Species Egira curialis - Hodges#10511

Moth 12b - Egira curialis Egira curialis 10511, I think ? - Egira curialis Unknown moth - Egira curialis Owlet(?) Moth - Egira curialis 10511  - Egira curialis Hodges#10511 - Egira curialis Egira rubrica ? - Egira curialis Noctuidae: Egira curialis - Egira curialis
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Orthosiini
Genus Egira
Species curialis (Egira curialis - Hodges#10511)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Citrus cutworm
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Egira curialis (Grote)(1), 1873)
Xylomyges curialis Grote, 1873
Synonym Egira candida
Phylogenetic sequence # 932794 (2)
Forewing length 14-17 mm. (3)
Larva - mottled red, gray, and black, with a red and white lateral band. (3)
Western North America, as far east as Colorado and New Mexico. Common in California. (3)
Adults fly January through May. (3), (4)
Larvae feed on a variety of hardwoods, including oak, cherry and hackberry. (3) A pest of citrus (Grafton-Cardwell, Montez & McClain, 2001).
Life Cycle
See Grafton-Cardwell, Montez & McClain (2001) in Print References.
Print References
Grafton-Cardwell, E.E., G.H. Montez & J.E. McClain 2001. Lower Developmental Threshold and Degree-Day Prediction of Larval Emergence of Citrus Cutworm, Egira curialis (Grote) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. Agric. Urban Entomol. 18(2): 73–85 (PDF)