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Species Mesogona subcuprea - Hodges#9953.2

Mesogona subcuprea Mesogona subcuprea appears to be - Mesogona subcuprea Mesogona subcuprea pink color phase - Mesogona subcuprea 2 different colors - Mesogona subcuprea Mesogona Subcuprea (Pale Pink/Rose form) - Mesogona subcuprea 9953.2   - Mesogona subcuprea 9953.2   - Mesogona subcuprea
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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 Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Mesogona
Species subcuprea (Mesogona subcuprea - Hodges#9953.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mesogona subcuprea Crabo & Hammond, [1998] (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932612
forewing length 19-21 mm (1)
Detailed description is available in the Mesogona revision (1995) that is linked in citations below. From the key to adults in the revision, the thorax and forewings of subcuprea are yellow-brown with orbicular and reniform spots strongly outlined; the hindwing are uniform copper-colored or reddish without gray scales. (1)

Later comments attributed to Lars Crabo here on BugGuide have subcuprea with pinkish forewings possible.
west coast states - Washington south to southern California (1)
August to early October (1)
See Also
Mesogona olivata has hindwings that are gray or with gray suffusion. (1)
Mesogona rubra has hindwings similar to subcuprea, but the forewings are brownish red to pink, not yellow-brown. (1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of Mesogona (Boisduval) Lepidoptera: Noctuidae for North America with descriptions of two new species
Lars Crabo, Paul C. Hammond. 1995. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 34: 83–98.