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Species Cissusa indiscreta - Indiscrete Cissusa Moth - Hodges#8594

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Cissusa
Species indiscreta (Indiscrete Cissusa Moth - Hodges#8594)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cissusa indiscreta (Hy. Edwards, 1886)
Phoberia indiscreta Hy. Edwards, 1886
Synedoida subtermina Smith, 1900 (1) (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #930866
Four Cissusa species are found in America north of Mexico.(2)
Wingspan about 35-42 mm. Edwards (1886), (3)
Forewing length 18-20 mm. (4)
Miller & Hammond (2003) describe the larva as mottled silver, grey and black. (5)
British Columbia to southern California and central Colorado. (6), (4)
Holotype from Havilah, Kern County, California.
Dry oak woodlands. (5)
The larvae feed on oak species including canyon live oak (Quercus chrysolepis) and Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana). (4)
Print References
Edwards, H., 1886. Apparently new forms of N. American Heterocera. Entomologica Americana 2(9): 170-171
Miller, J.C. & P.C. Hammond, 2003. Lepidoptera of the Pacific Northwest: caterpillars and adults. USDA Forest Service: 1-323. (5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.257, pl.43.27 (6)
Works Cited
1.A hundred new moths of the family Noctuidae
John B. Smith. 1900. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 22(1203): 413-495.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Pacific Northwest Moths
5.Lepidoptera of the Pacific Northwest: Caterpillars and Adults
Miller & Hammond. 2003. USDA.
6.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.