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Species Egira cognata - Hodges#10509

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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 Orthosiini
Genus Egira
Species cognata (Egira cognata - Hodges#10509)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1894 by Smith, who originally placed it in genus Xylomiges
Adult: forewing ground color whitish with black markings and gray shading; dark blotches in median area at costa and at inner margin; AM line zigzag, with hollow triangular claviform spot; basal dash lacking; reniform spot contains short black arc but otherwise pale; terminal line scalloped; fringe checkered; hindwing white with dark discal spot and black dashed terminal line
California to British Columbia, east to Utah and Colorado; type specimen collected in Colorado
wet coniferous forests
adults fly in winter and early spring in California (20 Dec to 23 March, based on 10 records)
larvae feed on leaves of Oregon White Oak (Quercus garryana)
See Also
other Egira species forewings either have a basal dash or are otherwise differently marked, or they fly later in the year (compare images of these and other species at CBIF)
Internet References
larval foodplants plus literature references and type specimen locality (Markku Savela, FUNET)
presence in California; list of 10 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Utah; list (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists Society)