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Species Cucullia eccissica - Hodges#10192.1

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 eccissica (Cucullia eccissica - Hodges#10192.1)
Hodges Number
forewing length = ~20.81 mm; standard deviation = 1.11 mm (1)
Detailed description can be found in MONA Fascicle 26-1 (free PDF available) and at Robert Poole's Nearctica, both of which are linked in references and citations below. (1)(2)
southern California and southern and western Arizona (1)
April to May; August to September (1)
See Also
Cucullia speyeri is almost identical but does not overlap the range of eccissica (1)
Cucullia styx is uniformly darker and more nearly black (1)
Cucullia laetifica is also darker and often has conspicuous light blotch in the FW preceding the interception of the PM line and anal dash (1)
Cucullia charon is nearly identical and overlaps the range of eccissica in Arizona. C. eccissica is slightly larger and lighter than charon. (1)