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Species Homorthodes fractura - Hodges#10534

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Classification
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 Eriopygini
Genus Homorthodes
Species fractura (Homorthodes fractura - Hodges#10534)
Hodges Number
10534
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Homorthodes fractura (Smith, 1906)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 933091
Identification
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:
Range
western (AZ, CA, BC, MT, NM, OR, TX, WA) south into Mexico (1)(2)
Remarks
Subspecies:
Homorthodes fractura fractura
Homorthodes fractura mecrona Smith, 1908
See Also
H. fractura is a variable species. The amelanic ones are similar to H. communis but tend to be larger and less "orange". You can also tell the males apart by brushing the scales off the tips of the valves and checking them under a scope. (Lars Crabro)