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Species Pseudanarta flavidens - Hodges#9601

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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 Xylenini
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Pseudanarta
Species flavidens (Pseudanarta flavidens - Hodges#9601)
Hodges Number
9601
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudanarta flavidens (Grote (1), 1879)
Hadena (Pseudanarta) flavidens Grote, 1879
Phylogenetic sequence # 932732
Size
Grote (1879) listed a wingspan of 26 mm.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 10-13 mm. (2)
Identification
This Grote (1879) original description as Hadena (Pseudanarta) flavidens is online in the print references.
"Allied to flava, but larger. Fore wings blackish fuscous with the median lines approximate, pale, narrow, even. T.p. line inwardly curved below the large pale rounded reniform to internal margin. T.a. line outwardly curved. S.t. line an irregular pale shade. The markings of primaries not prominent. Hind wings bright yellow, with a black band. Beneath as above, but paler. On primaries, the yellow color is nearly whitish and the costa and terminal space fuscous."
Range
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the range to include Colorado to southern California and Arizona. (2)
See Also
Comparison of 8 Pseudanarta species on Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1879. On Lithophane and new Noctuidae. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 5: 205.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 55.3; p. 301. (2)