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Species Bryolymnia viridata - Hodges#9296

Moth attracted to black light - Bryolymnia viridata unknown moth - Bryolymnia viridata Mint chocolate chip moth - Bryolymnia viridata moth - Bryolymnia viridata Mottled Green Moth - Bryolymnia viridata Bryolymnia viridata Bryolymnia viridata Bryolymnia viridata
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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 Elaphriini
Genus Bryolymnia
Species viridata (Bryolymnia viridata - Hodges#9296)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cryphia viridata (Harvey, 1876) (1)
Jaspidea viridata Harvey, 1876
Phylogenetic sequence #932240
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included eight species of the genus Bryolymnia in America, north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length 12-15 mm.
Lafontaine, Walsh, & Holland (2010) revised description is in PDF. (1)
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:
Western California, south to Baja California. (3)
Adults fly from late May to mid-October
See Also
Let's compare your moth with these images below: (see here and here for terminology)
Bryolymnia viridata has a jagged and irregular PM line followed by an irregular ST line. The terminal line is reduced to separated dashes.
Feralia februalis has a jagged and smoothly curved PM line (doubled) followed by a nearly missing ST line. The terminal line is wavy, but connected.