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Species Orthodes cynica - Cynical Quaker - Hodges#10587

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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 Eriopygini
Genus Orthodes
Species cynica (Cynical Quaker - Hodges#10587)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orthodes cynica Guenée, 1852
wingspan 27-34 mm
forewing lines are darker (black) than ground color, which is dark red; PM line wavy [Rustic Quaker lacks all of these characters]
Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia, south to Florida, west to Texas
adults fly from May to September
larvae have been reared on plantain and have been found feeding on the flowers of goldenrod
See Also
The forewing lines in Rustic Quaker (Orthodes majuscula) are paler than the ground color, the PM line is sharply-angled but otherwise straight, and the overall color is grayish or brownish rather than red
Print References
Guenée, 1852. Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères V. Noctuelites I. p. 375
Hampson, G., 1905 Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British museum. 5:333