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Species Annaphila casta - Hodges#9865

Multi-color Moth - Annaphila casta
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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 Stiriinae
Tribe Annaphilini
Genus Annaphila
Species casta (Annaphila casta - Hodges#9865)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Annaphila casta Hy. Edwards, 1890
Phylogenetic sequence # 931750
Forewing length 11 mm.
California and Oregon.
The larval host plant is Mimulus spp. (monkey flower).
See Also
Annaphila diva which has a pale yellow hindwing and less extensive white on the forewing.
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 52.19; p. 290. (1)
Rindge, F.H. & C.I. Smith. 1952. A revision of the Genus Annaphila. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 98(3): (2)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.A revision of the genus Annaphila Grote (Lepidoptera, Phalaenidae)
Frederick H. Rindge, Claude I. Smith. 1952. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 98(3): 191-256.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Pacific Northwest Moths