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Species Oligia rampartensis - Hodges#9414.1

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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 Apameini
Genus Oligia
Species rampartensis (Oligia rampartensis - Hodges#9414.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly considered to be a subspecies of Oligia violacea.
32-35 mm wingspan
Forewings are a mix of purple, maroon, orange, and cream colors. The orbital spot is round and the reniform spot is oblong and are pale yellowish. The head and thorax are a pale creamy or pinkish buff color. Hind wings are white, with a pinkish tinge on the outer half. Univ of Alberta species page
Southern Alberta west to British Columbia, south to California.
Dry open woodlands and forests.
Adults have been found from late July to September.
Little is know of larval stages.
See Also
Oligia violacea has an orangish-red tuft on the thorax and all white hindwings. CBIF photos of both species