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Species Alastria chico - Hodges#9522.1

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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 Actinotiini
Genus Alastria
Species chico (Alastria chico - Hodges#9522.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alastria chico Lafontaine & Troubridge, 2004 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932288
Alastria chico is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2), (1)
Forewing length 15-18 mm. (1), (3)
Detailed description at Pacific Northwest Moths (3)
Lafontaine & Troubridge (2004) original description. (1)
California to British Columbia. (4), (1), (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from April through October. (4)
Larval host plant is Hypericum L. spp. (St. John`s wort). (1), (3)
See Also
Morrisonia mucens found in southeastern states.

Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D. & J.T. Troubridge, 2004. Description of a new genus and two new species of cutworm moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). The Canadian Entomologist 136. pp 823-834. (1)