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Species Protogygia album - Hodges#10692

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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 Agrotina
Genus Protogygia
Species album (Protogygia album - Hodges#10692)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arsilonche album Harvey, 1876
FWL = 14.0-16.0 mm (1)
White forewing with scattered fuscous or dark scales, with the dark scales sometimes concentrated to form dark spot at the location of the reniform. There is also a slightly yellowing patch on forehead between the antennae. (1)
Mohave and Sonoran Deserts and southern Great Basin (1)
"This species is found mostly in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of the Southwest. The Pacific Northwest population is on dry sagebrush steppe at low elevations." (Pacific Northwest Moths)
March to October (1)
"This species has been observed feeding on blazing-star (Mentzelia laevicaulis) in the Loasaceae." (Pacific Northwest Moths)
See Also
Protogygia pallida is larger at FWL=16-19 mm, is more of a creamy white and is found to the east of range of album. (1)
Copablepharon spiritum is larger at FWL=18-22 mm, creamy white to yellow black speckling and usually with black dots marking the PM line. (1)

Some Arctiini have similar color but different antennae.
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (Part), Noctuinae (Part-Agrotini), Fascicle 27.1
J. Donald Lafontaine. 2004. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.