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Species Copablepharon absidum - Hodges#10690

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 absidum (Copablepharon absidum - Hodges#10690)
Hodges Number
FWL = 16-19 mm (1)
Forewing yellow with varying amounts of olive-gray shading that can enhance the presence of two pale streaks that run parallel to the costa/inner margin. Most specimens have black dots along the PM line and have a black line along the cubital vein that is widest in the reniform area. FW fringe is yellow; paler on the outer half. Hindwing is white with slight to extensive fuscous wash and usually with black dots forming a PM line. (1)
Northern Great Basin and Columbia Basin. British Columbia south thru Oregon and east to southern Idaho, northern Utah and NW Wyoming (1)
dunes and stable sandy habitats (1)
April-September (1)
See Also
Copablepharon atrinotum is larger, has a darker hindwing and more contrasting forewing. (1)
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.