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Species Cucullia astigma - Hodges#10214

Cucullia eulepis or C. antipoda? - Cucullia astigma
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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 Cuculliinae
Genus Cucullia (Hooded Owlets)
Species astigma (Cucullia astigma - Hodges#10214)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cucullia astigma (Smith, 1894)
Copicucullia astigma Smith, 1894
Phylogenetic Sequence # 931528
forewing length ~19.5 mm (1)
Two disjunct populations. Colorado and New Mexico population have forewings as uniform medium gray with reniform and orbicular spots absent. Southern California population has forewings usually shaded white with reniform and orbicular spots present but not distinct. (2)
south-western (CA, CO, NM) (3)(4)(2)
late May to early July (1)