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Species Sympistis mut - Hodges#10135.6

Sympistis major? - Sympistis mut
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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species mut (Sympistis mut - Hodges#10135.6)
Hodges Number
Forewing length 16-19 mm (1)
Very similar to Sympistis major (see detailed description of major at Pacific Northwest Moths)

Male hindwing of mut pure white with row of black scales along outer margin and a few black scales on veins; female hindwing white with wide grayish brown marginal band and dark veins (1)
extreme southwest California (1)
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Sympistis major is very similar but has more prominent white marking of the orbicular, reniform and claviform spots. Hindwings of both sexes of major are light grayish brown with a wide dark grayish brown marginal band. (1)