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Species Protolampra rufipectus - Hodges#11004

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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 Protolampra
Species rufipectus (Protolampra rufipectus - Hodges#11004)
Hodges Number
Two species in this genus in North America, P. rufipectus and P. brunneicollis.
Forewing length from 14-19 mm.
Forewing is light gray with a pale purplish or brownish tinge. The head and prothoracic collar are dark brownish-red and contrast with the much paler thorax and wings. The tips of the scales of the prothoracic collar are white and create a whitish line between the collar and thorax. (1) (2)
Occurs across Canada and northern US, and in all western States. Much more common in the western range.
Variety of forested habitats.
Adults have be found from July until October.
Larvae feed on various flowering trees and shrubs.
Works Cited
1.Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
Jeffrey Miller, Paul Hammond. 2000. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-98-18.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3
J. Donald LaFontaine. 1998. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.