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Species Richia parentalis - Hodges#10882

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Classification
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 Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Richia
Species parentalis (Richia parentalis - Hodges#10882)
Hodges Number
10882
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Richia parentalis (Grote, 1879) (1)
Agrotis parentalis Grote, 1879 (2), (3), (4)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933264
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed five species of the genus Richia in America north of Mexico. (5)
Size
Forewing length 16-19 mm.(6)
Identification
Grote (1879) original description as Agrotis parentalis is available in the print references. (2), (3)
Range
North Dakota to western Texas and west throughout the Great Basin. (7), (8), (8), (9)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pine forests.
Season
Adults are most often reported from June to October. (6)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1879. New western Noctuidae. The North American Entomologist. p. 64. (2),(3)
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 56, figs. 42-43; p. 309. (6)