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Species Lacanobia nevadae - Nevada Arches Moth - Hodges#10296

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Hadenini
Genus Lacanobia
Species nevadae (Nevada Arches Moth - Hodges#10296)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
currently has no common name; the proposed one is simply based on the scientific name
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lacanobia nevadae (Grote, 1876)
Mamestra nevadae Grote, 1876
Mamestra canadensis Smith, 1888
forewing a mix of dark and light brown: four areas are light-colored - patch at base of wing, orbicular spot, reniform spot, and subterminal area; a conspicuous white "W" is present halfway along the white subterminal line, with the bottom points of the "W" touching the outer edge of the wing; area beyond subterminal line is dark brown or grayish
coast to coast in southern Canada and northern US
adults fly from June to August
larvae feed on leaves of birch, juniper, larch, and poplar
Presumably a rare and/or local species with no live specimen photos and very little information on the web - any additions appreciated
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1877 On Noctuidae from the Pacific Coast of North America. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 3: 84.
Smith, J.B. 1888 New genera and species of North American Noctuidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 10: 464