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Species Egira curialis - Hodges#10511

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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 Orthosiini
Genus Egira
Species curialis (Egira curialis - Hodges#10511)
Hodges Number
10511
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)
Numbers
Size
Forewing length 14-17 mm. (3)
Identification
Larva - mottled red, gray, and black, with a red and white lateral band. (3)
Range
Western North America, as far east as Colorado and New Mexico. Common in California. (3)
Season
Adults fly January through May. (3), (4)
Food
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)