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Species Polia nugatis - Hodges#10281

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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 Hadenini
Genus Polia
Species nugatis (Polia nugatis - Hodges#10281)
Hodges Number
10281
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Polia nugatis (Smith, 1898)
Mamestra nugatis Smith, 1898 (1)
syn. Mamestra tufa Smith, 1905
Phylogenetic sequence # 932873 (2)
Size
The forewing length is 19-24 mm. (3)
Smith (1898) listed the wingspan as 44 mm.
Identification
Smith (1898) original description as Mamestra nugatis is available online in the print references.
Range
California to Colorado, British Columbia and Alberta. (4), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The adults are most common from July to September. (5), (3)
Food
The larval host plant is Artemisia tridentata Nutt. (big sagebrush) Asteraceae. (3)
Print References
Smith, J.B. 1898. Notes on the genus Mamestra Ochs., with descriptions of new species. Entomological News, and Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 9: 240.