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Species Spragueia obatra - Hodges#9130

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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 Acontiinae (Bird Dropping Moths)
Tribe Acontiini
Genus Spragueia
Species obatra (Spragueia obatra - Hodges#9130)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spragueia obatra (Morrison, 1875) (1)
Tarache obatra Morrison, 1875
Spragueia plumbifimbriata (Grote, 1877) (2), (3)
Agrophila velata Strecker, 1898 (4), (3)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931390
There are 12 named species of Spragueia in America north of Mexico. (5), (1)
Wingspan about 17 mm. (5)
The original description as Tarache obatra Morrison, and other descriptions are available online in the print references below.
Arizona to southern and central Texas. (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most often reported from May to September. (5)
Larval host is unknown.
Life Cycle
See Also
Several Spragueia species are similar including:

Compare to other related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1878. Canadian Entomologist. 11: 233.
Morrison, 1875. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History. 18: 124.
Strecker, 1898. Lepidoptera, Rhopaloceres and Heteroceres, Suppl. 1:11.