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Species Brachylomia populi - Hodges#9993

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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 Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Brachylomia
Species populi (Brachylomia populi - Hodges#9993)
Hodges Number
brack-ee-low-mee-a pop-yoo-lye
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Brachylomia populi (Strecker, 1898)
First described in 1898 by Ferdinand Heinrich Hermann Strecker as Cleoceris populi
[b]Phylogenetic sequence #[/i] 932653
Explanation of Names
populi is Latin for "of Populus", referring to the cottonwood (genus Populus) which was the first reported hostplant.
Twelve Brachylomia species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)(2)
Forewing 13-15 mm.
Inland mountains of western North America, from British Columbia and Alberta in Canada, south through Colorado and Utah into Arizona.(2)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Larvae feed on leaves of cottonwoods and aspens, which are in the genus Populus, with a few reports on other species, including oaks (Quercus sp.)
Markings variable
Print References
Powell, J.A., and P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 54.23m; p. 299.(2)