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Species Copablepharon spiritum - Hodges#10693.1

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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Copablepharon
Species spiritum (Copablepharon spiritum - Hodges#10693.1)
Hodges Number
10693.1
Size
FWL = 18.0-22.0 mm (1)
Identification
creamy white or pale yellow forewing with varying amounts of black speckling and usually with black dots on the PM line; FW fringe bicolored, yellow proximally and white distally; male antenna biserrate, female antenna filiform (1)
Range
three geographically separate forms/subspecies; central Washington east to NW Colorado and south thru the Great Basin to northern Arizona and thru the Mojave Desert to SW California (1)
Habitat
open desert, dunes, sandy areas (1)
Season
June to mid-October (1)
See Also
Copablepharon albisericea which is pure white and is found south and east of range of spiritum (1)
Protogygia pallida FW dusky or creamy white and occurs east of range of C. spiritum (1)
Protogygia album is considerably smaller at FWL = 14-16 mm, has white forewing, scattered fuscous or black scales and can have a dark dot at position of reniform spot (1)
Copablepharon grandis has all yellow fringe
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.