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Species Parabagrotis cupidissima - Hodges#11047.3

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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Noctuina
Genus Parabagrotis
Species cupidissima (Parabagrotis cupidissima - Hodges#11047.3)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhynchagrotis cupidissima
Explanation of Names
Latin for "most desiring" or "most desired"
Forewing length 15 to 18 mm.
This species is thought to be rare or uncommon (based on numbers of collections). It somewhat resembles a faded P. formalis or P. insularis, but lacks the prominent black patch on the prothoracic collar. It often looks somewhat pale and washed out with black scales giving it a somewhat speckled appearance. In some cases genitalic examination may be necessary for positive identification. (1)
Occurs along West Coast from southern British Columbia to California.
Little is known, but may be associated with open areas or wetlands.
Adults have been found from April until late October.
Life Cycle
Little is known of the larval stages.
See Also
Parabagrotis formalis has prominent black collar
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3
J. Donald LaFontaine. 1998. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.